Archive for Opinion

Rutland Herald: Guidelines for wind needed

Feb 14, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. In the Feb. 6 Times Argus and Rutland Herald, Mike Tetreault proposes that the will of the majority should guide the opinions and rights of the minority. Thus, the opposition of the Lowell wind project becomes an infringement of freedom and land rights and “us against them.”

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Burlington Free Press: ‘We can work together to build our energy future’

Feb 04, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press. By Jim Merriam I believe we can work together to build our energy future. Across Vermont, there are community energy groups, industry associations and issue-related groups that are meeting to address our energy challenges. After attending and participating in many of these discussions, I find myself continually amazed […]

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Rutland Herald: GMP’s report on raptors flawed

Feb 02, 2011 No Comments by

This opinion piece is reposted here from the Rutland Herald. Published: February 2, 2011 A reading of Green Mountain Power’s report on risks to raptors from their proposed Lowell project makes me wonder why no one in a position of authority is questioning the study’s negligent methodology or erroneous claims.

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Brattleboro Reformer: Not all positive on wind power front

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

Posted here from the Brattleboro Reformer. This is a longer version of the same opinion piece that was posted earlier from VT Digger. By ANNETTE SMITH Thursday, January 27 2011 Wind energy has been held out as the answer to Vermont’s renewable energy needs as Vermont Yankee is retired. Five years ago, I was among the 90 […]

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Smith: Wind turbines vs. bats and people

Jan 27, 2011 No Comments by

Opinion below reposted from VTDigger.org. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Annette Smith, the executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment. Wind energy has been pitched as the answer to Vermont’s renewable energy needs as Vermont Yankee is retired. Five years ago, 90 percent of Vermonters, including me, supported wind development on mountaintops.

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Rutland Herald Opinions: Lowell Not Steam Rolled

Jan 24, 2011 No Comments by

Two opinions on the Lowell wind project are posted below. Facts about Lowell Project As one of the landowners associated with the Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, I’d like to respond to Annette Smith’s recent opinion piece (Jan. 2).

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BFP: Martha Staskus: A Renewable Jobs Future in Vermont

Jan 24, 2011 No Comments by

The following is reposted here from the Burlington Free Press. Vermont is poised at a watershed moment in our history. Already recognized for our ingenuity and innovation, we have the potential to lead the nation in renewable energy—creating jobs and the added value of fostering a sustainable local industry.

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Times Argus: GMP project’s harmful impact

Jan 16, 2011 No Comments by

This opinion piece is reposted here from the Times Argus. Published: January 16, 2011 Last week, Robert Dostis of Green Mountain Power described its Lowell Mountain wind project: “We have been careful to minimize the environmental impact of building this project.” He said GMP is mitigating unavoidable impacts.

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