Saturday, April 23, 2011

Neighboring States Way Ahead of Fi$ette-Dominion 'Fossil Fuels Forever Follies'

Hello, Yupette,

While County Board Member Jay Fi$ette and his good buds at Dominion Resources have rigged his so-called 'Energy Task Force' to ensure that Dominion Resources and the other Virginia energy companies keep on burning fossil fuels, neighboring states are making solar a major component of their energy policy for the next decade. In North Carolina, Duke Energy is committed to producing 12.5 percent of North Carolina's electric energy from solar by 2021. In New York, the state is providing $25 million this year in grants for residential solar water heating systems and providing major energy credits to corporations that install solar water heating systems. In New Jersey, the state's utility is installing solar panels on street light poles that will produce 40 megawatts of electric power when the project is completed. Even the City of Alexandria stood up to Dominion and had solar water heating and geothermal installed at Minnie Howard School.

We need Jay Fi$ette, Walter Tejada, and Mary Hynes on the County Board like we need the Arti$phere. I'm voting for the Green Party's candidate Audrey Clement. We've heard enough from committees packed with pet people that cater to Dominion and the other polluters.

Anon. Arlington Ridge

Monday, April 18, 2011

EFC Redevelopment Indicates Arlington is a 'Corrupt Insider's Club'

Hello, Yupette,

After hearing what EFC residents had to say at Saturday's County Board meeting about EFC redevelopment I have to believe that Arlington is a club run by and for insiders. It's obvious that developers told Chris Zimmerman what they expected in return for the proffers they were going to have to pay, and Chris Zimmerman told Nardolilli what his task force was going to conclude. EFC is a small part of a big government, non-profit, for-profit club where the insiders are paid off in various ways, ranging from putting family members on the County's payroll to earning big salaries running non-profits that either do nothing or help developers destroy middle class neighborhoods in the name of 'affordable housing' or earn lucrative 'consulting fees' which are never reported except to the IRS. Add the local media that are shills for the chamber of commerce and board of realtors and you have a totally cynical and corrupt system.

Dennis 22205