Vt. high court upholds convictions in wind protest
The Associated Press | November 22,2013
MONTPELIER - The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of six people arrested while protesting construction of Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell.
In a ruling issued Friday, the court rejected arguments by the six that included that their convictions should have been overturned "in the interests of justice."
The six people arrested during the 2011 protest on Lowell Mountain were Dr. Ron Holland of Irasburg; Anne Morse of Craftsbury Common; David Rodgers of Craftsbury; Ryan Gillard of Plainfield; Suzanna Jones of Walden; and Eric Wallace-Senft of Woodbury.
The six were convicted of unlawful trespass and were sentenced to perform community service.
They had claimed their prosecution was an "abuse of process," because they were being prosecuted while the ownership of the Lowell Mountain land was being determined.