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Critics say the rule will burden Vermont industries with costly new testing requirements for chemicals at levels below those known to cause health risks.
“Don’t trust that they’re safe just because they’re on store shelves,” VPIRG’s Consumer and Environmental Advocate Falko Schilling told a handful of reporters at Tuesday’s event.
Owners of small farms will be required to submit to inspections once every 10 years, and must attend training courses on methods to prevent excessive runoff from their properties. They’ll also become responsible for annual compliance reporting.
The plan is to truck the dirt to the landfill in Coventry, where it would be used to cover solid waste.
Levels of contamination in soil stored in Leddy Park is too low for state or federal cleanup, officials say.
The Shumlin administration laid out its two-year spending plan for the state’s Clean Water Fund on Monday. The Clean Water Fund Board, which includes the secretaries of Administration; Agriculture, Food and Markets, Commerce and Community Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation, recommended spending $10.4 million in FY 2016 and FY 2017 on water pollution abatement. The […]
Scientists aim to provide a better understanding of Lake Champlain’s complexities to aid in attempts to improve water quality.
Preliminary testing soils removed from the waterfront show polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) levels exceeding the state’s limits as set by the Agency of Natural Resources.
Worried about diminished recreational opportunities and stagnant revenues from Townshend Dam, town officials are seeking help from the state and federal governments. But it’s not clear whether any changes are forthcoming.
The U.S. Attorney in Vermont says Hermitage owner James Barnes will pay more than $72,700 in fines and restitution for damaging about three miles of a Green Mountain National Forest trail. Barnes’ attorney said the trail work was a “good-faith mistake” resulting from a misinterpreted boundary.
The Waterbury coffee roaster will partner with The Nature Conservancy to help find solutions to Lake Champlain pollution.
The Manitou Project, a Newfane nonprofit, has kicked off a $250,000, two-year capital campaign to buy 224 acres of conserved forest land that has been used as a nature retreat for decades.
Participants in a Climate Change Economy forum Tuesday in Brattleboro said existing homes and buildings must be made more energy efficient. But they also said such changes often are too financially and technically difficult for homeowners and business owners.
Critics of Cabot Creamery’s permit to discharge water containing cleaning chemicals onto fields will meet with officials from Agri-Mark and the state Agency of Natural Resources.