• Shumlin, bats and bears
    November 03,2012

    Shumlin, bats and bears

    Peter Shumlin, did you or did you not recently get chased by bears in your backyard while trying to shoo them from your bird feeders? Good for you! I do wonder why the bears were in your yard and not in the forest, but I’m glad you get to experience a bit of wild in your life from time to time.

    You may be understandably challenged by the renewable energy controversies in Vermont, but it is statements like this: “Folks against solar panels, against natural gas, folks against small hydro because it’s going to kill some fish, folks against wind because some bats or some bears might be displaced” that really make you seem ignorant, cold-hearted and out of touch with nature completely. Are you under the impression that industrial wind turbines “displace” Vermont’s endangered bats? If the bears are after you now, I’ll be interested to see what happens in the spring when the bats come out of hibernation.

    Anne-Marie Keppel


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