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Ed Dooley 
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Re: “Montpeculiar: Feeling Spurned, House Republicans Threaten to Boycott

This is, at least, the 2nd time Greshin has acted in his own interest to legislate in his own self-interest. As part owner of Sugarbush ski resort he saved lots of money from Efficiency Vermont's program to subsidize new efficient snow making guns, then single-handedly lobbied his colleagues in the House to freeze payments to Efficiency Vermont from electric bills. He got his subsidy, then tried to block anyone else from getting theirs. When he was accused of conflict of interest (the Secretary of State even used Greshin as an example of needing an ethics commission) he said there was no conflict, he would have saved "proportionally" the same as any other Vermont business or person. Yeah right, if you use 400-500 kilowatt hours of electricity per month, as I do, you might have saved $4-5 at the most. I couldn't find exact numbers for Sugarbush electric usage, but to give an idea of the magnitude of savings Sugarbush could see with Greshin as its attack dog, Killington, larger than Sugarbush, has said on a busy weekend day with all lifts operating and snow guns blasting, they use 14,000 KWH PER HOUR! That would mean many many thousands of dollars saved by Sugarbush. Sure it's "proportional", but so what?

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Posted by Ed Dooley on 04/15/2017 at 10:18 AM

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