Mt. Snow fined for pollution

The owner of Mount Snow Resort has agreed to pay the state $95,000 in civil penalties for violating Vermont's Hazardous Waste Management Rules. Full Story
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jimmy jones

Grantham, NH

#1 Mar 10, 2010
Lets hope ANR does the same for that serious fiasco when the 12 tribes tore down Oonas and the town of Rockingham turned a very blind eye to that while it was going on despite having been warned about all the issues.

A few heads should roll over that lack of accountability
VT needs more revenue

Montpelier, VT

#2 Mar 10, 2010
We can expect to see more of this as revenues for the state keep dropping. Large fines, creative tax auditing and rising income and property taxes to pay for our legislatures socialist utopian dreams.
Jobs lost at VT Yankee along with higher electric rates, more businesses with good paying jobs leaving, where does it end? As Margaret Thatcher once said,"the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money"
Guess what folks, its not rich people they are coming after, its anyone who actually pays taxes.
Joe

Chester, VT

#3 Mar 10, 2010
It's not a problem, they can just raise the prices of lift tickets chasing off more customers and lay off some of the help and one day the government agents will be out of jobs when there is nobody left in business to hassle or anyone in the state with a job to tax to pay the salaries of the government agents.
No longer in MO

West Dover, VT

#4 Mar 10, 2010
Somebody needs to tell the owner Tim Boyd that they can't just flagrantly dispose of things like they do in Missouri. Vermont runs a little bit differently.
Take a closer look VT

Walpole, NH

#5 Mar 10, 2010
Meanwhile Vermont Yankee can pollute radioactive isotopes into the earth, where's the oversight and fines for them?
What Priorities

Manchester, NH

#6 Mar 10, 2010
Let's see if we can get the Senate to vote and shut em down!((Mt. Snow that is.)
Local Yokel

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Mar 10, 2010
I love how people start shouting "socialism" whenever a corporation is found guilty of pollutiing the environment. And then they go on about how its going to drive away jobs. Vermont is not the kind of place a businessman would start a business for a number of reasons including long cold winters, dangerous roads, a shortage of workers willing to work for low wages and the fact that its a long distance to any urban centers i.e. customers. Why would anyone in his right mind even think of starting a business in the sticks? I know its tough in Vermont and that's why I made the sacrifice of moving to a large city where the wages are higher. I may not like living in the big city but that's where the jobs are. Poople should instead thank their government for holding polluters responsible. The result is a higher standard of living for everyone due to the fact that you can drink the water without risk of getting cancer.
Fran

Newfane, VT

#8 Mar 10, 2010
Local Yokel wrote:
I love how people start shouting "socialism" whenever a corporation is found guilty of pollutiing the environment.
It's a given that the people who rant about "socialism" have no understanding of the word. They apply it to anything and everything they don't like.
newhampsterite

Bellows Falls, VT

#9 Mar 10, 2010
Joe wrote:
It's not a problem, they can just raise the prices of lift tickets chasing off more customers and lay off some of the help and one day the government agents will be out of jobs when there is nobody left in business to hassle or anyone in the state with a job to tax to pay the salaries of the government agents.
Government agents? You're kidding right? Seriously, government agents? Half the time you point out the government's incompetence then you come up with this?
Terry

Bellows Falls, VT

#10 Mar 10, 2010
VT needs more revenue wrote:
We can expect to see more of this as revenues for the state keep dropping. Large fines, creative tax auditing and rising income and property taxes to pay for our legislatures socialist utopian dreams.
Jobs lost at VT Yankee along with higher electric rates, more businesses with good paying jobs leaving, where does it end? As Margaret Thatcher once said,"the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money"
Guess what folks, its not rich people they are coming after, its anyone who actually pays taxes.
Given that Maggie made that statement over thirty years ago and it was made by such a clearly biased source I wonder what is your point? Can you define socialism? Keep in mind 'definition' refers to the widely accepted meaning and not just some half-baked opinion. I would be happy to discuss the pro and cons of socialism with you but we need to agree on what the term means otherwise we will simply talk past each other.
anon

Townshend, VT

#11 Mar 10, 2010
Well... being an ex employee of Mount Snow under Peaks Resorts I can tell you they got off easy. The ANR only scraped the surface of some of the polluting cost cutting BS that goes on at that resort. This will not be the last time we see another similar article yet again in another couple of years.
(Ski Resorts Kill Communities)
Alice

Bellows Falls, VT

#12 Mar 10, 2010
newhampsterite wrote:
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Government agents? You're kidding right? Seriously, government agents? Half the time you point out the government's incompetence then you come up with this?
dont let Joe get to you, he's the grumpy uncle of the refomer blog, keep in mind the 1850's are the 'good ole days' so you can't really hope for much
Sarah

Bellows Falls, VT

#13 Mar 10, 2010
anon wrote:
Well... being an ex employee of Mount Snow under Peaks Resorts I can tell you they got off easy. The ANR only scraped the surface of some of the polluting cost cutting BS that goes on at that resort. This will not be the last time we see another similar article yet again in another couple of years.
(Ski Resorts Kill Communities)
Do you have specific examples to share? Please don't let them continue to get away with polluting our shared environment
Joe

Chester, VT

#14 Mar 10, 2010
newhampsterite wrote:
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Government agents? You're kidding right? Seriously, government agents? Half the time you point out the government's incompetence then you come up with this?
after seeing the enviromental police in action I no longer blindly believe their motives are anything more than job protection. A University Professor took them on after they tried to turn his neighborhood into their another Love Canal. He beat them to a pulp and ran them out of town saving taxpayers billions and a neighborhood of over 300 houses from years of un-needed cleanup.

I have also dealt with the trucking safety nazi's and saw myself how they did their job which was all about keeping the funding coming for their jobs and ripping people off.

People like you really scare me because you are probably the type that will cheer on anything until the good government comes after you and than people like you scream somebody should do something and we all need to stick together and stop the jack booted thugs.
TNB

Memphis, TN

#15 Mar 10, 2010
Joe is RIGHT. The way I see this is typical government mindless bureacracy in action. Over regulation with fines to keep the regulator agents functioning.

This reminds me of the small business owner who was fined $750.00 by OSHA for having a broken tail light on a fork lift.

Montpeculiar continues to find ways to increase costs an jeopardize good jobs....
newhampsterite

Bellows Falls, VT

#16 Mar 10, 2010
Joe wrote:
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after seeing the enviromental police in action I no longer blindly believe their motives are anything more than job protection. A University Professor took them on after they tried to turn his neighborhood into their another Love Canal. He beat them to a pulp and ran them out of town saving taxpayers billions and a neighborhood of over 300 houses from years of un-needed cleanup.
I have also dealt with the trucking safety nazi's and saw myself how they did their job which was all about keeping the funding coming for their jobs and ripping people off.
People like you really scare me because you are probably the type that will cheer on anything until the good government comes after you and than people like you scream somebody should do something and we all need to stick together and stop the jack booted thugs.
Are you the same Joe who advocated racial profiling in regard to the story about tree cutting in the state park a while back? You seemed head over heels in support of law enforcement in that case. Why do you oppose fining companies that pollute the environment or enforcing the law in other ways to prevent companies from continuing to pollute the environment? Do you believe in pollution? Or is that another government fabrication to allow their 'agents' to be employed? You sound really unhappy in VT and dissatisfied with America in general.
Joe

Chester, VT

#17 Mar 10, 2010
newhampsterite wrote:
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Are you the same Joe who advocated racial profiling in regard to the story about tree cutting in the state park a while back? You seemed head over heels in support of law enforcement in that case. Why do you oppose fining companies that pollute the environment or enforcing the law in other ways to prevent companies from continuing to pollute the environment? Do you believe in pollution? Or is that another government fabrication to allow their 'agents' to be employed? You sound really unhappy in VT and dissatisfied with America in general.
"The violations did not pose any threat," he said. "I donít think anything they found did anything to harm the environment."

Maybe they left a paint brush in an open jar of gasoline. It's probably also illegal to spill a little gasoline while putting some in a lawnmower so most of the population is in violation of some hazmat law if they use power equipment or do painting around the house and the garbage police could probably nail most people also because they or their kid threw a small battery in the trash or a new fangled light bulb.

people like you cheer on overzealous law enforcement types until it affects you personally than it's somebody should do something

was that hispanics in the state park, if so considering there are million of them here illegally it's people doing their job, harassing some old white lady for ID and hauling her in for not having it is overzealous law enforcement.

The hippie news isn't going to report the real story because the people who put out the newspaper hate big business.
Tina Brattleboro

Brattleboro, VT

#18 Mar 10, 2010
ok great!!
They pay cash... and Vermont citizens are "told"
"no foul, no harm" GREAT!! Just like Vermont Yankee.
Yet WE ARE THE ONES EATING the food and DRINKING
the water!! GREAT!! I feel so much more safe.
I am just soooo HAPPY that the monetary FINES
are going to make my food and water more CLEAN.
They should be indicted for criminal contamination
and nothing less!!
jimmy jones

Grantham, NH

#19 Mar 11, 2010
Have you followed the story about the contaminated soil being trucked from the State of MA to Moretown VT?

Dioxins are in all that soil but don't worry be happy just like the Organic farmers at the Basin Farm that got caught by ANR.

Wait till that report comes out, I wont be buying products at the farmers markets from that group.
I Vote Vermont

Montpelier, VT

#20 Mar 11, 2010
VT workers, it is time to take your voice back.

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