The Canadian government agreed to allow energy giant Enbridge to reverse the flow of tar sands crude between Ontario and Quebec. Activists worry Vermont section could be next.
The Vermont House passed a bill Friday requiring the Agency of Natural Resources to set strategic priorities to restore water quality in the state. The purpose of the bill is to give lawmakers a place to begin the job of cleaning up Vermont’s waterways. In a January 2013 report, the agency detailed the cost of […]
The Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent report shows a reduction in toxic air pollution for Vermont. EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data released last week finds Vermont released fewer toxic chemical pollutants in 2012 than the previous year. The TRI Program collects data on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water and land. According […]
The bill would set new regulations for agricultural activities that can cause water pollution. The legislation would require that farmers create buffer zones along waterways and fence livestock from rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. It would also require farmers to obtain discharge permits for stormwater runoff from the development of impervious surfaces of more than a half acre.
The Vermont Senate passed a bill Friday to regulate development along the state’s lakeshores. H.526 creates a protection zone extending 100 feet from the shoreline. The legislation is designed to preserve aquatic and shoreline habitat and prevent further pollution of Vermont’s lakes. The House passed similar legislation last year. The Senate’s version, hoverer, includes permitting […]