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Revolt: Vermont town votes 274-9 against giant wind turbines

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

In a stinging rebuke of Vermont’s most prominent wind developer, Irasburg residents packed town hall Thursday night and voted 274-9 against hosting giant wind turbines on a nearby ridgeline in sight of local neighborhoods.

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Vermont town set for protest vote against wind turbines

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Irasburg Ridgeline Alliance

The ongoing clash between Vermonters and Big Wind is set for a slugfest Thursday night as Irasburg residents will attempt a protest vote against two 500-foot wind turbines to be sited atop the ridgeline of nearby Kidder Hill.

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Vermont jobs outlook possibly worse than college students think

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments


A recent survey shows college graduates are leaving Vermont because they think the state has a bad jobs outlook. Depending on which employment data they look at, the situation may be even worse than they think.

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Criminalizing climate science: ‘It’s a crazy situation,’ says Georgia Tech scientist

By   /  September 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, National, News, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia  /  No Comments

Photo by Rob Nikolewski

Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry says a recent letter from 20 climatologists calling for a racketeering investigation goes too far.

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Legal expert: Using RICO against climate change skeptics an attack on free speech

By   /  September 25, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the Cato Institute

“If you give the government the means to blow people up for lobbying or advocacy that it considers to be one-sided or misleading, then you’ve given the government power to determine who’s taking part in public debate.”

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Vermont climate scientist wants RICO prosecutions of climate change opponents

By   /  September 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, First Amendment, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Alan Betts

A climate scientist from Vermont is among the list of 20 environmentalists calling on the Obama administration to use federal racketeering laws to prosecute climate change dissenters.

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