While in the process of looking for real estate in Vermont, I
noticed on the front page of a newspaper a controversy over a
windmill project on Grandpa's Knob.
I have done some research on windmills in the effort to bring
them to my New York State town of Butternuts. For you see our town
is in the process of enacting a ban on hydrofracking by the oil and
natural gas industry.
The residents of Butternuts understand that in this world of
ever dwindling fossil fuels and braking our dependency on foreign
energy we would be hypocrites to ban one energy source without
I am not telling the residents of Vermont how to think about
renewable energy. I will make one point clear though. I would give
anything at this moment in time to have Governor Shumlin sitting in
NYS Governor Cuomo's seat.
Governor Shumlin protected your beautiful Green Mt. State from
all of the contaminating, water intensive, compulsory integrating
and storage of Flowback waste by the oil and gas industry by
For more information on fracking visit your local library and
check-out the documentary Gasland.
Thank you for considering this letter,
Mrs. Tammy Reiss
Town of Butternuts, N.Y.