Another Opinion

When She Was Good, She Was Very, Very  Good…

Amongst all the encomiums that accompanied Sen. Jane Kitchel’s retirement announcement (“most influential legislator,” “tireless work ethic,” “encyclopedic” knowledge of state government and, of course, “legendary”), this comment from Senate President Pro Tem Phil Baruth stuck out at me: “I have adopted a two-word mantra as President Pro Tem, and[Read More…]

Enter No Mow May

GREENSBORO – At a traditional time across cultures to celebrate the halfway point between the vernal equinox and summer solstice, let’s celebrate the coming of Spring by letting Spring do her thing: enter no mow May. Here’s what the Vermont Center for Ecostudies says: “We all know ‘April showers bring[Read More…]

S.146 Would Protect Pristine Area Lakes

HINESBURG – Last year the Vermont Senate passed S.146, a bill relating to the permitting of indirect discharges. What does this mean? It will mean more protection for our lakes and ponds. To protect Vermont’s high quality waters, those lakes that exceed the Vermont Water Quality Standards (VWQS) should be[Read More…]

The Hidden Costs of Climate Progress

WALDEN – Renewables don’t change anything fundamental. They are just the latest business-as-usual scheme to keep the destructive economic party going for a few more years. In a recent VTDigger commentary, Sen. Becca White and Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins touted the “progress on climate” accomplished by the state Legislature. They claim,[Read More…]