Federal judge Barbier ordered Anadarko, a non-operated partner in the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico when in blew out in 2010, to pay a fine of $159 million for its role.

Dramatic Photo of Woodstock Houses During Height of the Flood

Here is a photo from the Vermont Standard (who’s building was completely destroyed in the flood) of my neighbor’s house on the Ottauquechee River in Woodstock. The white house behind and above is mine. My neighbors were evacuated, but their house, though flooded, held.

Updated: Lights Go Out in Vermont

UPDATE: As of this hour, power has been restored in Woodstock, even though CVPS is still reporting total outage.  I’m sure many others are still in the dark, especially with night coming on.  Still no word on water. Yesterday, as the floods ravaged southern Vermont, many homes amazingly still had power.  That was true, also,…

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Massive Damage from Irene in Vermont – Media AWOL

We have been following the raging floods that the remnants of Hurricane Irene brought to Vermont yesterday even as the national media have been virtually non-existent and continuing to report about storm damage (or not) in and around the major metropolitan areas on the east coast.  My hometown, Woodstock, has been in the center of…

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Famous Covered Bridge in Quechee Vermont Flooded

Quechee, Vermont, only about 4 miles from our home in Woodstock is one of our state’s quaint villages and home to the famous Simon Pearce glass blowing plant.  The covered bridge about 50 yards from there is about 20 to 25 feet above the Ottauquechee River, just downstream of and old damn.  This evening water…

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Updated: Raging Floods in Vermont While Networks Stay in Town

Update:CNN woke up a couple of hours ago and is now reporting live from Brattleboro, Vermont.  I’m hearing that the flooding in Vermont is massive and tragic.  Hopefully we’ll know more tomorrow. Vermont is washing away while CNN is covering Chris Christie’s umpteenth press conference and MSNBC is back to weekend crime shows. Bridges washed…

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Bob at Bioneers Talking About the Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Deepwater Horizon

I spoke at the last Bioneers conference in New Bedford, Massachusetts, talking about the Deepwater Horizon blowout and the lessons we didn’t learn from that catastrophe.  The Marion Institute, which holds the conference, recently put up a video of an interview that I gave when I was there.  The subject is still timely, in my…

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Historic Flooding in Woodstock, Vermont from Irene

Even though I’m currently stranded in Denver, I’ve been on Facetime with my wife, Gracie, who’s at our home in Woodstock, Vermont, riding out what’s left of Hurricane Irene as it continues its journey north through New England. While everyone down south is celebrating the lack of damage, New England is dealing with rainfall that…

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