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Ridgeline Controversy, Blowin’ in the Wind

Is Vermont’s answer to climate change blowin’ in the wind? Virtually all the climate change experts have concluded that yes, wind has to be part of the solution. Unless renewable energy becomes a substantial portion of America’s energy mix, they say, we will continue our dangerous reliance on coal and natural gas for electricity. Because … Continue reading

Pipelines and Pie at Town Meeting

Winston Churchill said of democracy that is “the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” That may also be a good description of Vermont town meeting. Voters at town meeting are asked to make decisions through a process that can be imprecise, contentious, confusing, … Continue reading

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