On Wednesday, June 28, a caller identified himself as calling from “Vermont Opinion Services,” asking me to answer some questions. It soon became apparent that this was what is known as a push poll – a poll paid for by one side of an issue. The questions in this poll all related to Vermont Yankee, energy in general, and nuclear power.
Some of the questions were as follows: (not exact quotes, but taken from my notes of the call)
-Do you support keeping Vermont Yankee operating knowing it helps make Vermont energy independent?
-Would you support closing VY if you knew the area would lose 1500 good paying jobs?
-Would you support closing VY if it would lead to increased greenhouse gasses?
-Do you think VY operates with environmental sensitivity? (the question that got the most laughs from me)
-Should the Public Service Board issue VY a Certificate of Public Good?
-Should the Public Service Board issue VY a Certificate of Public Good if it provides economic and clean air
I can’t find any “Vermont Opinion Services” on the internet, and the caller refuses to tell me where he was calling from or who paid for the poll. He only told me he is not in
I am curious if others have gotten this call, as well as who is paying and why.
Nancy Braus, Putney