Farmers chain selves to tractor to protest energy plant

Three farmers and an educator chained themselves to a vintage tractor parked across Route 55 in New Milford on Tuesday night, to block delivery of large equipment to the Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dover. Photo by Lee Ziesche

WASSAIC -— Four men protesting the gas-powered energy plant being built in Dover, N.Y., chained themselves to a tractor in the middle of a road on Tuesday night, Jan. 15. Their goal was to block delivery of large equipment (turbines, according to some reports) from the Kimberly Clark plant in New Milford to the Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dover.

The four men had heard that roads in New Milford would be closed around midnight to allow the caravan of trucks and Connecticut State Police vehicles to travel from New Milford to Dover. 

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