The State Supreme Court has decided it wants to hear oral arguments before ruling on Champlain Wind's (First Wind's) appeal of the Bowers project denial.
Appellant Champlain, Appellee DEP/BEP, PPDLW and the Conservation Law Foundation will each be allowed a few minutes to present. Each presentation will be followed by questions from the Justices. There will not be an opportunity for the public to speak and the Court will not accept any letters from the public.
The Justices will not, can not, be swayed by public opinion. This is a purely legal issue at this point. At the same time, having a group of Bowers opponents present can't hurt. In fact, it would show First Wind/SunEdison that we are pitbulls who will not give up.
I hope some of you can attend. Click herefor directions and parking information. Our case comes up promptly at 2:10pm and will last 50 minutes or less. There's no way to know how long the Justices will deliberate and write their final ruling. It may be weeks, it may be months.
Sincere thanks to those of you who have stuck with us all these years. Your loyalty and perseverance is inspiring.