Bernie Sanders opposes state moratorium on big wind projects

Supporters of a call for a three-year moratorium on wind power projects in the Vermont say the solution to global warming is to reduce the use of fossil fuels, not to build industrial-scale wind projects on the state’s ridgelines. The group calling itself Ridgeprotectors issued a statement Monday after US Senator Bernie Sanders urged Vermont lawmakers not to impose the moratorium. Sanders said that if Vermont ends new wind power development, the message will spread across the country that even in Vermont, there is not a serious commitment to combating global warming.