Gov. Douglas defends record, faults Dems
Douglas readily admits that he is not a fan of large wind turbines on Vermont's mountaintops. He said that if Vermonters were more aware of the relatively low power output wind has to offer, they would likely agree with him.......
"I see letters to the editors sometimes from people who apparently believe that (wind power) could replace Vermont Yankee, well that isn't even close to the amount of power that we get. So, I think if you weigh the relatively small amount of power versus the impact on the natural beauty of Vermont ... I come out on the side of saying it's not worth it.
July 27, 2006
by Neal Goswami, Staff Writer
in Bennington Banner
BENNINGTON — Republican Gov. James Douglas, who is seeking a third term as Vermont's top executive, is known throughout the state for being a nice guy. But for the first time in this election season, he had some strong words for his opponent Wednesday.
In a wide-ranging interview at the Banner office, Douglas discussed his campaign and fired back at his Democratic challenger, Scudder Parker, who has not been shy about criticizing the governor.
In 2004, Douglas had a relatively easy path to re-election, handily defeating former Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle. Douglas says despite winning by a large margin last... [continue via Web link]