Mike Polhamus

Mike Polhamus

Mike Polhamus writes about energy and the environment for VTDigger. He formerly covered Teton County and the state of Wyoming for the Jackson Hole News & Guide, in Jackson, Wyoming. He now lives in Waterbury. Polhamus studied at Southwestern Oregon Community College, University of Oxford and Sarah Lawrence College. His research has been commissioned on a variety of topics such as malnutrition and HIV, economic development, and Plato’s Phaedo. Polhamus hails originally from the state of Oregon.

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    Author Michael Pollan says cheap food has a cost

    Americans need a more thoughtful food policy, Pollan said, because left unchecked this $1.5 trillion industry produces environmental, social and medical harms, of which the public remains largely unaware.

    Solar rule change could hurt developers, companies say

    Some in the industry say they’re worried about the impact of the change on solar development in the state.

    Six gas pipeline protesters arrested in Hinesburg

    Protesters were charged with unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct.

    Regulators approve South Burlington solar project

    The okay from the Public Service Board came after attempts by the city of Burlington to raise questions about the project.

    Two environmental groups back state’s Green River Reservoir findings

    Trout Unlimited and VNRC say Morrisville Water and Light’s 10 foot water drawdowns for a dam on the reservoir are harmful.

    Public Service Board may fine Georgia windfarm for iced blades

    The iced blades produced unusually loud noise.

    Vermont Gas pipeline opponents file safety complaint with federal agency

    Department of Public Service commissioner Chris Recchia said the accusations are entirely unfounded.

    Natural gas prices predicted to surge this winter

    Natural gas power generators dominate New England’s electricity supply, but delivery methods haven’t kept up.

    New organization hopes to spark hut-to-hut skiing in Vermont

    Two men behind the effort say it could provide an economic boost, not to mention a great time.

    Burlington Labs settles with Vermont Attorney General

    The company will remain a Medicaid provider even though the attorney general’s office believes the alleged violations did occur.

    Family’s wind energy application draws mixed reviews

    Some who live near the site in Swanton say the structures will devalue their property and diminish their quality of life, while others express no worries.

    Market seen for Vermont food that’s going to waste

    Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms says it’s not farmers who are causing the food to go to waste, but rather market forces beyond their control that make imperfect foods too costly to use.

    Realtors, developers back Scott

    Realtors say they like Scott because he plans to expand the state’s housing sector.

    State awards $3.5 million for bike, pedestrian projects

    Not everyone travels by car, the Transportation Agency’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager points out.