Michael Bielawski is a freelance reporter for Vermont Watchdog. A Seton Hall 2005 graduate, Bielawski has been writing articles for various publications in and around New York City; Seoul, South Korea; and Vermont. He’s a writer for the Hardwick Gazette, keeping track of rising school budgets and rural Vermont issues. He likes to write about energy and the environment, looking for angles not seen in mainstream media. At home, he’s busy looking after two little boys. During free time, he loves to watch Stanley Kubrick films on Netflix.

EPA cuts could push environmental activists, regulators to reconsider priorities

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent will force Vermont’s green energy groups to rethink how to tackle Vermont’s various environmental challenges.

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Vermont environmental bills die at crossover week

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In what was anticipated to have been a big year for environmental bills promoting a climate change agenda, no significant green energy bill managed to pass the legislative session’s “crossover week.”

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Vermont gun confiscation bill heads to House floor

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

A bill that would allow police to remove guns from a domestic violence situation without due process was approved by a House committee.

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Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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Manifesto asks Vermonters to ‘lift our eyes unto the hills’

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Activists with long histories in the Vermont environmental movement have penned a paean to the vanishing ridge lines of the Green Mountain State.

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For Sheffield Wind, how you measure could be as important as what you measure

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

The Public Service Board is about to set rules for monitoring sound levels that could be precedent-setting for other projects.

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