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Re: “Obituary: Megan Angelina Webbley, 1988-2019

It's a true travesty what happened to Megan and her entire family. I'm am very saddened to read this. Another thing that isn't talked about much is that in VT there is no legal right for grandparents to get custody of the children when DCF wants to take the children away from the parent(s). That is extremely unfair and damaging to children and families.

Posted by ecoeccentric on 11/13/2019 at 1:26 PM

Re: “The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Puts Small Businesses on the Path to Profitability

I wish the article discussed the other first section completed from St. Johnsbury to West Danville. It would be interesting to see if there's been any economic effect from this section for local businesses. The difficulty with this section is that it doesn't go through the downtown of St. Johnsbury nor Danville. Just somewhat near both. And Danville doesn't have that many businesses. There needs to be an extension of the bike path to the downtown for each of these towns, even if they are just bike lanes on the flatest way to each.

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Posted by ecoeccentric on 06/02/2019 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Public Service Board Proposes Stricter Wind Regulations

Also, add renewable energy generation to your own property, as distributed generation is much better than industrial scale. Unfortunately, inverters (requried to convert the DC generated into AC--unless you only use appliances & electronics that accept 12V DC) generate powerful EMFs that cause dirty electricity issues and thus health problems for the inhabitants of not only the house where the generation is occurring, but also neighboring houses.

Conservation is key. I have a very well insulated house and keep the heat set in the 30s or 40s during most of the winter, and thus use very little energy for heating, which along with transportation and food (which I mentioned in my prev comment), have the greatest impacts on the environment, especially for VT'ers, not electricity (unless used for heating and/or transportation).

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Posted by ecoeccentric on 03/07/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Public Service Board Proposes Stricter Wind Regulations

Finally! This is the best news I've heard in a long time! The PSB has been far too hostile to the public for far too long. Seriously, stop driving a car and go vegan if you want to make a difference to the planet. I did both while I was a teenager -- 1992 and 1990, respectively -- and have remained firmly committed to both for the last quarter century plus. Both do a lot more for the environment than industrial wind, including carbon impact, if you only care about that, since that seems to be the myopic focus of "green" advocates these days, to the exclusion of all other environmental concerns.

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Posted by ecoeccentric on 03/07/2017 at 9:45 PM

Re: “What are your views on biodynamic wine?

Biodynamic is a pseudoscientific farming practice developed by the same racist creator of Waldorf education: Rudolf Steiner. Its proponents claim that it is better than organic, but do practices such as burying ground quartz stuffed into the horn of a cow to harvest "cosmic forces in the soil" really make it so?

Posted by ecoeccentric on 08/21/2016 at 12:15 PM

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