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Letter to the editor: UVM Medical Center putting dollars before safety

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Fred Person



Safety:

I went to the Sunday morning service at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington. Afterward two nurses presented their case for a possible strike at UVM Medical Center that they felt was necessary. I was interested in what they had to say so I stayed to listen. Half listening from the back of the sanctuary I heard them say that their work environment was no longer safe for them. That caught my attention. It was not the words they said but the tone in their voices.

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Letter to the editor: Democrats gut utility regulations; harm rural towns

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Fred Person



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Opinion: Corporations making the rules

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Fred Person



“We owe no allegiance; we bow to no throne, our ruler is law, and the law is our own.”

— From the “Song of Vermonters,” 1779.

Today this is not true. Through the mask of renewable energies out of country, corporations have created law and made this their own, through profits, which creates the plundering of Vermont’s wildlife habitat and Vermont’s rural communities.

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Opinion: Corporations ruining Vermont environment for profit

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Fred Person



Out of country energy corporations are using our tax dollars to push their version of energy solutions into the small communities of Vermont for profit. The communities that are besieged by these threads of economic profiting which blind those who are participating with great ideals.

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Opinion: Corporate ‘hush money’ undermining state politics

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Fred Person



I ponder about core values and wisdom which surrounds how our legislation brings bills into law.

The “steroid” RESET program, which is replacing the Renewables Energies SPEED program now, is law only because of the support of having gun silencers manufactured in Vermont, which has not been done since the Al Capone Days.

Silencing!

“Do what they (corporations) tell you to do!” The voice of a fearful friend.

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Opinion: Our lawmakers cave to energy corporations' power play

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By Fred Person



This is my perspective:

One of the reasons I enjoy living in Vermont is that our legislators held a sense that in our state, we would not be led around by outside influences. 

Act 250 is a law that empowers people, it is a safety net for the well being of both people and environment in which we live.

In the past two years two bills have passed through our legislators which take all rights away from local governing communities. It takes away any say about where energy projects are placed.

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