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Environmental Disaster in Vermont’s Pipeline

In a system permeated by the big money of the oil and coal industries,  environmentalists usually come out on the losing end of any encounter with the fossil fuel industry. Exxon Mobil is, as Ripton’s Bill McKibben puts it, the most profitable company in the history of money. With all that money comes tremendous influence … Continue reading

Sixty Years of Serious Mistakes

It’s been said that on the radio, a hockey game — with its endless series of missed shots, errant passes and unintended consequences — sounds like the broadcast of one long mistake. As I sit on the verge of turning 60, sometimes I’m tempted to conclude that the story of my life would, like the … Continue reading

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