Trial to start for 6 wind power protesters

NEWPORT — Six people accused of blocking a construction road leading to the top of Lowell Mountain and a wind power project are expected in court.
A trial is scheduled Wednesday for the six, who are accused of lining the path to prevent workers and trucks from reaching the area where Green Mountain Power contractors are building the wind-energy project. The trespassing arrests happened on Dec. 5, 2011.
The trial was expected to last the day.
The protesters believe the wind project will forever scar a pristine ridgeline without offering any significant benefit to the environment.

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