Former Governor Baldacci, vice chair of Avangrid fails again. Although this is NY, it's a good example of how David can beat Goliath.
In a letter to Hopkinton’s town board, an attorney for Atlantic Wind – the parent company of Avangrid Renewables – said executives “will cease all development efforts” after nearly a decade working on the proposed North Ridge Wind Farm.........
Anti-wind activist Anne Britton lives near Hopkinton. Since 2010, she’s been running a Facebook group that’s heavily critical of the North Ridge Wind Farm. Britton said she was thrilled to hear that the project will not move forward.
“I think my whole neighborhood probably heard me scream, ‘wahoo,'” Britton said. “I knew that I would see [the turbines] from my front windows. I moved here, to a town of 500 people and got out of a big city, for a big reason – not to be industrialized. I just can’t let it happen near me.”
Avangrid has already closed up its field office in St. Lawrence County. It’s not clear what’s next for the leaseholders who agreed to let the company build turbines on their land.