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Protesters were charged with unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct.
The okay from the Public Service Board came after attempts by the city of Burlington to raise questions about the project.
Protesters are not expected to gather at the site during construction as they did for the Lowell Wind project near Craftsbury.
The iced blades produced unusually loud noise.
Department of Public Service commissioner Chris Recchia said the accusations are entirely unfounded.
Natural gas power generators dominate New England’s electricity supply, but delivery methods haven’t kept up.
Windham County officials have authored a guide for other communities facing nuclear decommissioning.
At a recent meeting, Vernon officials and Vermont Yankee administrators discussed how Entergy-owned property might figure into the town’s plans for economic and community development.
The project known as the Vermont Green Line has gained permission to run an electrical cable underground through Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh.
Some who live near the site in Swanton say the structures will devalue their property and diminish their quality of life, while others express no worries.
Activists say proposed payments to voters are tantamount to a bribe.
The system would deliver heat and hot water from a central source — in this case the McNeil Generating Station — using underground pipes. It’s similar to an electric grid but for heat instead of electricity.
The agreement with the developers proposing a converter station and transmission line from New York also includes compensation for homeowners whose property values decline as a result of the project.
The developer has promised $1.5 million in annual payments to the towns of Windham and Grafton – up from $1 million — and unveiled plans for 24 turbines in Stiles Brook Forest, down from 28.