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Re: “The Trudge Report: Seven Days Joins a Walk to Save the Planet

Another way to look at this is that people marched from Middlebury, where the college and many others have recently converted from dirty #6 oil to cleaner and cheaper natural gas, to insist that no other Vermonters get to make that choice. A key demand they made in Montpelier is a ban on "new fossil fuel infrastructure" meaning exactly the kind of infrastructure which gave Middlebury College the opportunity, which it took, to save both money and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Posted by Tom Evslin on 04/13/2019 at 10:29 PM

Re: “The Trudge Report: Seven Days Joins a Walk to Save the Planet

Beautifully written and Chelsea really captured some of the true feelings of the day. It was nice to meet you Chelsea! - Melody the shuttle driver in the blue Prius :-)

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Posted by Melody Reed on 04/12/2019 at 12:36 PM

Re: “The Trudge Report: Seven Days Joins a Walk to Save the Planet

Sounds like an update of The Canterbury Tales .

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Posted by Rich ard on 04/11/2019 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

Gerold Noyes: You dont understand water very well. The only thing needing treatment is the nutrient rich waters coming into the lake. The actual lake will take care of itself just fine if incoming water is treated and those areas around the shoreline where nonpont sources occur. Do some more research.

Posted by timothy price on 04/10/2019 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

I looked at the referenced article. Aeration was used to treat a pond in Japan that was about 5 acres and 4.5 ft deep. This volume is about 14,000 cubic meters. According to Wikipedia the volume of Lake Champlain is 26,000,000,000 cubic meters. Roughly 2 million! times larger volume. The aerators used in Japan were 3.2 kW. Assuming the aeration power is proportional to the water volume then you would need 6,400 gigawatts of power. About 9 Vermont Yankee sized power plants! Aeration of Lake Champlain is not the solution...

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Posted by Gerold Noyes on 04/01/2019 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

Where are New York and Quebec on this cleanup? You have Ticonderoga with this huge paper mill pumping their toxic waste into the lake and Quebec has the huge commercial farms dumping their toxic fertilizer in the lake. Does anyone have the guts to send them each a bill for 1/3 of this cost?

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Posted by seahorsealum on 03/27/2019 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) said the focus on raising money is misplaced

Money is never an issue to a progressive.

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Posted by Forestgimp on 03/27/2019 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

Since it is now shown the the herbicide glyphosate in water runoff increases the production of cyanobacteria, by 2020 it should no longer be legal to use it within Vermont watersheds.

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Posted by timothy price on 03/27/2019 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

Massachusetts has brought in roughly $4 million in taxes in the two months since the first adult use cannabis shops opened.

This is a no-brainer. Let the hippies have their weed and clean up the lake.

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Posted by B. Alan on 03/27/2019 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

Vermont needs to think of its waters as a clean food resouce, aquaculture, and simply balance the welcomed nutrient rich water to hault harmful cyanobacteria. Increased aquatic life will take up excess nutrients, including phosphorous, for fertilzers, sport fishing, and a clean source of fish for restaurants. With rising food costs and control of glyphosate contamination, VT has a goldmine of economic sources in the intelligent treatment of our streams and lakes. The Legislature seems unaware.
https://www.clean-flo.com/news-articles/bl…

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Posted by timothy price on 03/27/2019 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Vermont Still Has No Plan to Pay for Clean Water

The Legislature remains a clueless bunch. We know perfectly well how to stop bluegreen algae, or cyanobacteria, simply through aeration. We know that nutrient rich water, combined with oxygen, creates greater biologic productvity, increasing plant and animal quality and numbers. Think of our waters as a food resource (aquaculture) and cultivate it for sports fishing, for a sustainable food supply, for restaurants, for fertilizers.
https://www.clean-flo.com/news-articles/bl…
Vermont pure foods harvested from pure water is a huge resouce for Vermont. Get with it.

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Posted by timothy price on 03/27/2019 at 11:10 AM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

Definitely and transparently an attempt to simply make the F&WD department and the commissioner look bad our of the frustration that the outlawing of trapping, then hunting then fishing is not happening in Vermont.

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Posted by Ray Gonda on 11/14/2018 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

I don't understand. The story says he sent it in "after the deadline" when he was notified. That seems like a minor offense that was corrected as soon as he was made aware of it. What is the big problem here?

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Posted by rwyckoff on 11/12/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

there is a great heavy metal band called Beartooth, chk em out. as for this beartooth incident, unfortunate but hardly that important in the scheme of things

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Posted by Pixelvt on 11/12/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

As the Chair of the Fish and Wildlife Board, I believe that the 100 people who made this oversight all had an opportunity to make things right without punishment. When the VT F+W Board passed this regulation, this was our intent-- to get the teeth and corresponding data without any points against hunters' licenses or public stigma and denigration. The system worked.
This "controversy" lands again at the feet of anti-hunters who have been trying to paint the Department poorly for years. Any State employee who is disgruntled should follow existing protocols that protect all employees from abuse. "Bigger fish to fry" should be the mantra for all, and cooler heads should accept the Colonel's apology and move on.
As a side note, I turned in my deer's tooth on Saturday, but I know we are not getting all of those. Biologists are doing a sampling, after all, and do not need 100% to get accurate data. Neither do we need all outdoor sports or State employees to be 100% perfect. People are people, and one has to wonder what ax folks are grinding on this non-issue. Kevin Lawrence, Newbury, VT F+W Board Chair

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Posted by Kevin Lawrence on 11/12/2018 at 10:59 AM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

If the top dog can't follow the rules, how is his employees suppose to trust him. Not to mention he is willing to tarnish the the whole dept. of honest hard working wardens that really put there life on the line. If he is willing to break the law/rules he is suppose to up hold then what else is covered up ?

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Posted by Gbear on 11/11/2018 at 6:34 AM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

Only in Vermont. We worry about a bear tooth and elect a second in command for the State that admits padding his transportation allowance and therefore stealing from the taxpayers. We worry about cost of living and elect the same old tired progs and dems that got us where we are. Wait til you see what they got lined up for us next.
So I've got a request. Would someone please show the president pro tem of the senate how to shave?
That would be progress.

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Posted by Walter Moses on 11/08/2018 at 7:53 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

This is pathetic. We've got a war going on. Mass shootings. Homelessness everywhere. Drug addiction. Babies born at an alarming rate addicted to drugs. Do you know how may unsolved missing people there are from Vermont? Unsolved murders? How about false statements made to ruin a supreme court justice candidates career and life?
There are only 22 wardens to cover the whole state during season? Try running your ass off like that. It's a tooth. Might be worth 3 days of unpaid leave. This man should not lose his career over a damn tooth. And no, I don't even know him. JUST GET REAL.

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Posted by Wenda Workman on 11/08/2018 at 5:18 PM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

FreedomToThink - please, can you enlighten us as to the difference between law and statute?

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 11/08/2018 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The Whole Tooth? Vermont's Head Warden Targeted for Covering His Tracks in Bear Case

Trapping? How can anyone argue that that's important or necessary? Hunting is going extinct, like so many animals because of it. Maybe the new Democratic super majority can fix the DFW/FWD. And no, not by taxing and spending!

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Posted by The Oracle on 11/08/2018 at 8:18 AM

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