Ron Shems will be replaced by Jon Groveman. Change comes as the state is shifting some of the board’s administrative functions to ANR.
Goddard College divested its endowment holdings in fossil fuel companies, the college announced this month, making it Vermont’s third educational institution to divest from the industry. At least 14 other colleges and universities have divested, including Sterling College and Green Mountain College, in an effort to pull financial capital away from the fossil fuel industry. […]
Trey Martin is the new deputy secretary for the Agency of Natural Resources, officials announced last month. Martin, who was the chief legislative lobbyist for the Department of Environmental Conservation, was named deputy secretary by Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz in December. He started his new job on Jan. 2, officials say. He said in […]
Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Sarah Hofmann to the Public Service Board. Hofmann will replace John Burke who is retiring. She will begin hearing cases at the board in March. Hofmann is a former deputy commissioner and public advocate for the Department of Public Service. She currently serves as executive director of the New England […]
Conservation Law Foundation appeals state decision in an effort to stem manure runoff into the Missisquoi
After Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross refused to require best practices on farms near Missisquoi Bay, the Conservation Law Foundation has asked the state Environmental Court to step in. CLF’s Vermont chief Chris Kilian says the Missisquoi watershed is in “horrific” shape, and farm runoff is the primary culprit.