Monthly Archives: April 2011

Green Mountain Power’s Friends & Family Letter Writing Campaign

In February we pointed out that Green Mountain Power employees are writing letters to the editor to Vermont newspapers without disclosing they have a financial interest in the company.  Today’s Burlington Free Press features yet another.  The author, Mary Pat … Continue reading

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Green Mountain Power applies to U.S. Army Corps for 404 Wetlands and Stream Fill Permit

Think wind turbines are good for the environment?  This application and its supporting documents tells the story of what is really involved in building utility scale wind turbines on top of Vermont’s mountains, which contain vernal pools, wetlands, and Class … Continue reading

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The Problem with Wind Siting: Policy, Technology, Impacts or Negotiation?

In February, we wrote about our application to a pilot workshop sponsored by the Department of Energy called “Facilitating: Wind Energy Siting” to be held at Harvard Law School in March.  We applied for one of the fifty openings, and what do you … Continue reading

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Energy Plan Public Hearing March 30, 2011 by Vermont Natural Resources and Energy Committees

On March 30, 2011, Vermont’s Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee held a joint hearing with the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee on the energy plan.  37 Vermonters offered the committees their comments as the state works on updating … Continue reading

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Environmental Leadership Award Ceremony

The Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center hosted the first Environmental Leadership Awards given in Vermont, a project of the Burlington Free Press and the Echo Center. Vermonters for a Clean Environment was chosen as one of 14 finalists from 44 nominations. … Continue reading

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Anonymous Mail about Shumlin’s Appointment to Chair the Natural Resources Board

The mail piled up while I was on the road for two weeks moving my mother from a retirement center too far from family to one where family is nearby.  [A lesson learned for those of you in similar positions: … Continue reading

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