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Valley News: Vt. Energy Plan Is Wishful Thinking

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Valley News. June 30, 2013. Wilder In 2011, the Vermont Department of Public Service issued a Comprehensive Energy Plan that asserts that 90 percent of all energy used in the state ­— including electricity, transportation and building heating — will be provided from renewable sources by 2050.

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Rutland Herald: Shumlin sacrifices the little guy

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted From The Rutland Herald. June 8, 2013. The Therrien family of Sheffield would like to extend our sympathies to the Dodge family. Shumlin is good at sacrificing people — he sacrificed ours and other families when he green-lighted industrial wind turbines in Vermont.

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Brattleboro Reformer: Windham ridgeline project should be rejected

May 20, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Brattleboro Reformer. Friday May 17, 2013 The current proposal to install approximately 40 wind turbines on the east ridge of the town of Windham is not only a violation of the democratically vetted and voted town plan, it also devastates the environment, undermines the economic security of our citizens, undercuts the increasing use of […]

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VT Digger: Opinion: The devastation of ridgeline turbine installations in New England

May 13, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VT Digger. By Walter Cudnohufsky. May 12, 2013. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Walter Cudnohufsky, a landscape architect and land planner, and landscape artist. He has served on the Ashfield (Mass.) Planning Board and Wind Advisory Committee.

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Burlington Free Press: Opinion: My Turn: It’s really about money

May 13, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press. “It’s not easy being green.” Those immortal words spoken by Kermit the Frog keep running through my brain. Over the last few years the environmental concept of being green has been turned upside down here in Vermont.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: From wind developer: disrespect, condescension

May 05, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. An open letter to Jamey French of Meadowsend Timberlands: In early April, you and other members of the owner/directorship of Meadowsend Timberlands met with leaders and residents of the town of Windham because you insisted that you had something to say that would be of benefit to our community.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Harnessing wind

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. The Legislature’s response to public concern about the proliferation of wind towers on Vermont’s mountaintops is lurching toward what may be a positive outcome.

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Brattleboro Reformer: Opinion: Letter Box

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Battleboro Reformer. Editor of the Reformer: Charlene Ellis and Fred Taylor write in “Beware of ‘wind warriors’” (April 6, Letter Box) that: “Only with a concerned effort by all of us to formulate renewable energy policies based on science, rather than propaganda, will be able to protect the Vermont landscape we cherish.” Yet […]

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