17 Buff. Envtl. L.J. 1 (2009-2010)
Sighting Wind Energy Facilities in Vermont: Finding the Right Balance between Societal Benefits and Aesthetic Burden

handle is hein.journals/bufev17 and id is 9 raw text is: SIGHTING WIND ENERGY FACILITIES IN VERMONT:
FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN SOCIETAL
BENEFITS AND AESTHETIC BURDEN
Adam Sherwin*
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION                    .........................................3
II. AESTHETICS UNDER ACT 250........................5
A. History of Act 250...................5...........   5
B. Act 250 Process.....................................6
C. Quechee Test for Criterion Eight .......................7
D. Adverse Impact ......................8...........8
E. Undue Burden.......................................9
III. CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD REVIEW BY PUBLIC SERVICE
BOARD ..................      .............................
IV. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACT 250 AND SECTION 248 ..........12
V. CASE STUDIES                    ........................................ 17
A. Seasburg..........................................17
i. Overview.........................................17
ii. Analysis.........................................18
B. Sheffield.......................        ............20
i. Overview..................................20
ii. Analysis..................................23
C. East Haven..................................23
i. Overview.   ........................................ 23
ii. Analysis. .........................................25
VI. PUBLIC OPINION AND WIND FACILITIES IN VERMONT...........26
VII. WIND FACILITIES AND AESTHETICS IN OTHER
JURISDICTIONS                    ........................................28
J.D. 2010 cum laude, Vermont Law School. The author wishes to extend his
gratitude to the Vermont Law School faculty and The Vermont Journal of
Environmental Law for their encouragement and guidance, and to his family for
their constant support.

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