VCE's inspirational booklet about water

"Respect Water, Protect Water"
Facts, Prayers, Actions and Rituals
for Water
48 pages
printed on 100% post consumer waste
recycled paper

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VCE comments on Vermont's
Water Resources Board Decision
Beaver Wood Biomass Plant
Pownal, Vermont
Application for Groundwater Withdrawal
November, 2010

Is Vermont's Drinking Water Safe?

Water Wars Brewing In The Northeast
Vermont Public Radio/NPR

The backlash over bottled water
States weigh tougher controls as a booming business slows,
Hill Country Observer, December 2008-January 2009

Bottling Plan Pushes Groundwater to Center Stage in Vermont
Like two-thirds of Vermonters and 40 percent of all New Englanders, most residents of East Montpelier depend on wells for their water. Some worry that a water-bottling operation will compromise their ability to shower and flush; others just do not want their local water sold elsewhere. The New York Times, August 20, 2008

Hopes that the wells won't run dry in Vermont
The legislature has passed a bill that limits how much groundwater bottlers and other companies can draw.
The Christian Science Monitor, April 29, 2008

Water the big issue in East Montpelier, Times Argus, March 5, 2008

Who’s bottling Vermont’s H2O — and at what price?, Seven Days, Feb. 27, 2008

The Journalist and the “Mouthpiece”, Why is Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources stonewalling Seven Days?, Seven Days, Feb. 27, 2008

Groundwater at center of Senate bill, East Montpelier controversy, Vermont Public Radio, February 26, 2008

Town weighs water future, Burlington Free Press, February 26, 2008

Lack of Evidence From ClearSource, Randolph Herald, February 21, 2007

Water: Public resource or private cache? Bill would make state's aquifers a public trust, Rutland Herald/Times Argus, February 24, 2008

Protecting Groundwater, Manchester Journal, February 15, 2008

Act 250 Drops Bombshell On ClearSource, Inc., Randolph Herald, February 12, 2008

Bottled water is not easy money, Rutland Herald Commentary, January 3, 2008

Water Bottling Company Breaks Ground, Eagle Times, December 30, 2007

Pour it on, Rutland Herald Editorial, December 27, 2007

City sees future in a bottle, Rutland Herald, December 24, 2007

Plant plan springs leak, Berkshire Eagle, December 15, 2007

Committee says ground water shouldn't be declared public resource, Vermont Public Radio, December 14, 2007

Town May Go To Court for ClearSource Debt, Randolph Herald, December 6, 2007

Water fight: N.H., Vt., NAFTA
Green Mt. state could have limited options, AP, December 1, 2007

Southern Exposure: Private Canadian Bottled Water Company Moves South, Polaris Institute, Nov. 14, 2007

Water Company Plans to Build New Bottling Plant in Claremont, Valley News, October 7, 2007

Montpelier Environmentalists Question Water-Bottling Scheme, Seven Days, June 6, 2007

Allen Gilbert, Vermont Public Radio, June 6, 2007

Water, Ruth Page, Vermont Public Radio, June 1, 2007-06-01

Water debate heated, Times Argus, May 24, 2007

Where does drinking water come from?, Vermont Guardian, May 17, 2007

"We have been unable to regulate the entire community of 1,400 public water systems," he said in his early-2003 "critical issues" memo to Jeffrey Wennberg, the incoming commissioner of Environmental Conservation. "While we are adept at crisis management to keep our program under reasonably credible control, there is a level of health protection expected of us by the public which our resource limitations prevent us from meeting."
--May 14, 2003, Shuffling doesn't help state division get work done , Sam Hemingway, Burlington Free Press

Memo from Jay Rutherford, Director, Water Supply Division to Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg, early 2003: CRITICAL ISSUES, WATER SUPPLY DIVISION

July 26, 2003, Marshfield’s uranium problems are worsening, Times Argus

July 16, 2003 Letter from Water Supply Division, re: Danby water, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

June 16, 2003, Clean water issue here, Rutland Herald letter to editor

April 1, 2003, Marshfield water system tainted with uranium, Vermont Public Radio

March 20, 2003, The 'little people' look for a fair shake, Burlington Free Press

Dec. 19, 2002, OMYA waste plan opposed by neighbors, Rutland Herald

October 31, 2002, Danby residents blame Omya for dry wells, Vermont Public Radio

August 19, 2002, Dereliction of Duty, editorial, Rutland Herald

Bottled water is not easy money
January 3, 2008
Rutland Herald Commentary

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