The climate hyperbole is reaching cataclysmic proportions; here is what a Vermont lobbyist writes.

The article linked below was written by Ben Walsh who works for Vermont Public Interest Group (VPIRG), a powerful renewable lobby in Montpelier. 

Here is his introductory paragraph: "Leadership in the Vermont House and Senate, as well as the governor, have identified climate action as a key priority this year. They have recognized that Vermont has both a legal and moral obligation to cut climate pollution in an equitable way, and at a pace that recognizes the scale and severity of the climate emergency."

Now, like Maine, Vermont has suffered tremendous economic dislocation from the pandemic - 24,000 jobs have been lost and many surviving businesses cannot find help. Vermont has seen massive increases in mental health problems, suicide and drug overdoses and the winter has been just that -  months of freezing cold and snow. Inflation and scarcity are affecting everyone.  

Not one word in his introduction reflects Vermont reality and in his column one will see the unfolding of a new narrative blending social and racial justice with climate change paranoia. The talking points are widening beyond climate, maybe because Vermont being so cold folks have lost interest in global warming, so a new layer of guilt had to be introduced to justify the "control the climate" agenda.

This is relevant to the battle whether you live in Maine, Vermont or anywhere else where zero carbon policies  will destabilize the grid and impoverish society.


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Comment by Lynn Oleum on February 13, 2022 at 3:34pm

In 1923, Herbert Marcuse and György Lukácz gathered their friends at the Göthe Institut of the Frankfurt School to ponder the question "Why has the proletarian revolution not swept the world?" Their answer: "Not enough division." Marx's economic divisions were enough in industrially-backward Russia and China, but didn't work with Europe or America's prosperous middle class. That's why we have race hustlers, and qu33r hustlers and CRT. More division. Good Marxists all.

Comment by Bob Stone on February 13, 2022 at 10:21am

Vermont is, like Maine, a heavily forested state.  The trees growing in Vermont probably sequest just about all, if not more than all, of the carbon that Vermont generates within its borders.  Are they going to blast backwards into the 1800's to clean up the mess blowing in from out of state?  Fools if they do.

Comment by Barbara Durkin on February 13, 2022 at 9:44am

The famous British economist John Kay writes:

"Business should treat the environmental movement as it treats other forms of religious belief. Business leaders do not themselves have to believe its doctrines. Indeed we should be wary if they do: business linked to faiths and ideologies is a sinister and unaccountable power."

Comment by Dan McKay on February 13, 2022 at 7:15am

Too much Massachusetts influence on Northern New England States. Time for N.H., ME and Vt. to dissolve ties to Massachusetts energy policies, starting with withdrawal from ISO-NE and an adoption to a system operation partnership with Canada. Our weather and our values no longer align with Southern New England, yet Maine relinquishes value to accommodate the thirst of renewable energy accolades for Mass.  

Comment by Penny Gray on February 13, 2022 at 6:53am

IMO the media has lost a huge chunk of credibility. The public is waking up to this B.S.  The comments in the BDN are proof of that.  They'll probably stop allowing comments soon, or start censoring them.

Comment by Paul Ackerman on February 12, 2022 at 11:47pm

This is the new Alinskyite tactic of the radical left. What they invented a few years back as "Intersectionality" now is more obvious in the overused (and entirely false ) "equity and inclusion" mantra.

First off, there is NO "climate emergency" at all.

This hyperbole is what they must use in order to gin up more fear among the uninformed masses. They jam it into school curriculums, attempt to build it into every news story they can.

They need the fear to con voters into supporting their "Only we can SAVE THE PLANET" vote for us !

Pathetically it seems to have worked in Vermont--and disgustingly in much of Maine to date.

It is societal suicide, plain and simple. 

If I recall the numbers correctly (Willem Post can correct me please) if every single thing in the USA was miraculously zero-carbon emitting (an impossibility) it would not make 1/2 degree difference in global temperatures within ten years or more. Add to that the fact that if every Vermonter went back to the stone age (no cars, no electricity, no tourists ) their yearly contribution wouldn't be a gnat's ass compared to the carbon output of one Chinese city ( a small one at that) in a day.

Emergencies abound in America --and the world today ,and they can be directly tied to the effect of these climate-change fanatics directing the destruction of the American petroleum industry via their cronies pulling the strings of the puppet in the White House.

I'd be willing to bet that more people die from lack of heat in a cold climate than lack of AC in a hotter climate. Without affordable electric power and eliminating so-called "fossil fuels" will make Vermont real estate affordable again since unless you can live like it is 1800, no one but the uber wealthy will be able to live there.

I'm interested to learn who the financial backers of Vt Digger are that carry that much weight to eliminate the comments feature?


Comment by Willem Post on February 12, 2022 at 10:15pm

VTDigger does no longer allow comments, because they were 10 to 1 against the RE nonsense.

The RE financial backers threatened to defund VTDigger, unless no more comments 


Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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