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A question of values.

    Wind turbines on our mountains carry too high a price Reposted from VTDigger. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Charles W. Johnson, the retired Vermont State Naturalist and author of “The Nature of Vermont” and other books on natural history. Huge wind turbines vs. the mountains. Environmentalists vs. environmentalists. An unfamiliar, uncomfortable fight is on. I have been involved in conservation in Vermont for over 40 years, and this is the first time in my memory that two great environmental issues have collided head-on: growing concern about nonrenewable resources and climate change against growing concern about losing what we’ve worked so hard to save in Vermont’s landscape. Why is this happening? I think because we have run into a serious ethical issue we have not taken time to consider adequately: How far should our … Read entire article »

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