Public Utility Commission Denies Application to Construct Solar Facility in Mount Philo Viewshed

On July 21, 2017, the Vermont Public Utility Commission denied an application by Peck Electric, Inc. to construct a 144 kW net-metered solar project in Charlotte, Vermont, in the middle of the western viewshed of Mount Philo facing Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The one-acre solar … [Read more...]

SP&F Assists Jeffersonville in Floodplain Protection Property Acquisition

On September 29th, Stitzel, Page & Fletcher attorneys, working on behalf of the Village of Jeffersonville, closed on the Village’s purchase of a 4.2-acre, more or less, parcel of land lying at the southwesterly corner of the intersection of Vermont Routes 15 and 108. The highly visible property … [Read more...]

U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont Allows a Private Nuisance Claim Against Operational Wind Project

Vermont’s federal district court, in Brouha v. Vermont Wind, LLC, denied a motion to dismiss a landowner’s private nuisance claim against the owners of the Sheffield Wind Project, an operating wind project holding a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board (“PSB”). As discussed … [Read more...]