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About vermontersforacleanenvironment

VCE's mission is to raise the voices of Vermonters and hold corporations accountable for their impacts on our people, our land, our air and our water. We are united in the belief that Vermont's future lies in conserving its clean, rural, small-town environment. We have joined together to pursue the common goals of encouraging economic development with minimal environmental impacts and preserving Vermont's natural beauty. VCE is committed to providing facts and information so that people can make informed decisions. We encourage your participation.

Action! This Week! Public Hearing on Dumping of Human Feces and Urine

*Please Share Widely* Forward and Post to Social Media, Front Porch Forum, Reddit, and Google Group Help Us Put an End to Politicians and Developers Using Our Public Waters as Their Private Cesspool Public Hearing, this Thursday, on the “Legal … Continue reading

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Don McDowell speaks to Agency of Natural Resources Secretary and staff in Newport, Vermont on Aug. 24, 2021 about the Casella Landfill in Coventry

Video of Don McDowell, retired Stowe High School science teacher, at public hearing held by Vermont Agency of Natural Resources about Casella’s Coventry Landfill and its impacts on Lake Memphremagog, August 24, 2021

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Vermont ANR Public Hearing on Casella’s Coventry Landfill, Aug. 24, 2019 and Statement by DUMP

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“Societal Benefits”

After the Court specifically told the PSB how to evaluate the aesthetic impacts of a project using the two-part Quechee test in 2002, the PSB did the exact opposite of the guidance provided by the Court. Continue reading

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Green Energy Truths

https://www.caledonianrecord.com/opinion/columns/annette-smith-green-energy-truths—report-from-the-front-lines-of-vermont/article_da50ba64-ad8a-545c-b361-6a431b8dcc27.html Report From the Front Lines of Vermont Michael Moore’s documentary “Planet of the Humans” by Jeff Gibbs and Ozzie Zehner has stirred up a frenzy of criticism from climate change activists, a Rolling Stone rebuttal by 350.org founder Bill … Continue reading

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Testimony about Act 250 in Vermont House, Legislature 2020

For Documents and Agendas, see House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee website https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2020/12

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Vt. Senate Committee Looks At Allegations That CSWD Dumped Glass Instead Of Recycling It

  https://www.vpr.org/post/vt-senate-committee-looks-allegations-cswd-dumped-glass-instead-recycling-it Vt. Senate Committee Looks At Allegations That CSWD Dumped Glass Instead Of Recycling It By JOHN DILLON • 16 HOURS AGO The state is investigating the Chittenden Solid Waste District for allegedly dumping glass it collects from northern Vermont instead of … Continue reading

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5G — Is it Safe?

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Testimony by VCE to House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee, Feb. 14, 2019

Click on each link to watch or read the presentation Agenda  Presentation with Slides Written testimony/narrative to go with the slides.  The numbers refer to the page numbers on the slides. Video of Presentation with Q&A afterwards: https://youtu.be/T4-H76wM4jI  

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Where Does Your Garbage Go?

Where Does Your Garbage Go? As a young man I used to bring my worst trash to Charlie Nadeau’s Dump in Coventry in northern Orleans County.   The 13 acre unlined dump was located on the edge of an extensive … Continue reading

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