Alison Despathy: With S.5, the devil is in the details

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This commentary is by Alison Despathy, a resident of Danville.

Wait; what details? I have never been a fan of cliches but every now and then they are perfectly appropriate. No one is talking about the details of S.5, the UN-Affordable Heat Act. Any attempt is thwarted because it instantly reveals the unethical, highly detrimental and unrealistic goals and costs. 

Forget throwing carrots or sticks — this is a bomb that sacrifices and further burdens small businesses, Vermonters and our economy.

Most of the time when I speak with a legislator at the Statehouse who is currently supporting the…

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