Category Archives: ANR

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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Vermont Commission on Act 250 Meeting Videos and Audio

Click on the date to watch the video. All links go to video except where audio is noted. Vermont Leg. Commission on Act 250 Mtg re Public Process, 6 15 18, 2:03:23 Commission on Act 250 meeting, 10 11 2018, morning. … Continue reading

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Vermont ANR finds no violations at GMP Lowell Wind site

VCE received a second response from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to our Investigation into the Stormwater System on Green Mountain Power’s Lowell Wind site. “Summary: Data collected for monitoring KCW Project water quality impacts indicated streams draining the project area … Continue reading

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Ed Stanak on Moccasin Tracks

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/communityradiowithdeb/episodes/2016-12-14T12_02_54-08_00 Ed Stanak on Moccasin Tracks.mp3 by D.Reger’s Podcast Discussion about the Industrial Wind Development in the Green Mountain National Forest with Ed Stanak, former regulator for the State of Vermont and the Act 250 Environmental Act. Ed talks about … Continue reading

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Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources Response to VCE’s Investigation of GMP’s Lowell Wind

In July, 2016, VCE investigated the stormwater systems and ecological health of Green Mountain Power’s Lowell Wind site.  A reporter (not associated with VCE) sent the investigation to the Agency of Natural Resources.  On Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, ANR’s General … Continue reading

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Wind Turbines in the Green Mountain National Forest

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ANNETTE SMITH: THE UNTENABLE TENOR OF WIND ENERGY IN VERMONT

OCT. 27, 2016, 7:03 PM Editor’s note: This commentary is by Annette Smith, the executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment Inc. She lives off-grid with solar and serves on Danby’s Planning Commission and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. … Continue reading

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FOCUS: What You Need to Know About Wind Energy in Vermont

https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/what-you-need-know-about-wind-energy-vermont#

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VCE’s Investigation into the Environmental Health of the Lowell Mountains with Industrial Wind Turbines – July 2016

WATER 1.  The “wet” ponds are predominantly dry or are not holding the volume of water necessary to provide water quality treatment as required by the VT Stormwater Management Manual.  Further, it is highly probable that instead of flowing through … Continue reading

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