“These documents appear to shine a light on the critical question of when the State became aware of the largest financial fraud in Vermont’s history,” according to the amicus brief, which the news organization filed Wednesday.
The governor’s office will begin looking for a replacement for Fish and Wildlife commissioner Louis Porter in the next several weeks.
Though Vermont’s rate of deforestation is among the lowest of all seven states studied, forest loss contributes 3% of the state’s fossil fuel emissions.
“We’ve got six new pairs, and they’re on lakes where they’ve never been before,” said Eric Hanson, a biologist with the Vermont Loon Conservation Project. “They’re doing really, really well.”
A flag celebrating Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ pride, raised at Mill River Union High School on Tuesday after more than a year of debate, disappeared around 12 hours later.
Environmentalists say the state’s pending permits for sewage treatment plants don’t go far enough to address pollutant-laden overflows into local waterways. State officials highlight recent progress and say facilities are incredibly expensive to upgrade.
Resettlement divided Rutland five years ago, but a new plan has won support from key players such as Mayor David Allaire, members of the Board of Aldermen and the Chamber of Commerce.
The conservation project is one of Vermont’s first since the federal Great American Outdoors Act was passed in 2020. Protecting land, especially where it increases connectivity, could help native species adapt to climate change in Vermont.
Generally, people in their “third act,” McKibben said, are likely to have skills, resources, time, and “sometimes a lot of grandchildren,” added incentive to act for the benefit of future generations.
“On a day-to-day basis, every time I have to dump that milk down the drain,” dairy farmer Lauren Gitlin said, “it just makes me angry and sad.”
The Department of Corrections is conducting facility-wide testing Monday after testing on Aug. 27 showed 21 new Covid cases among incarcerated people, plus one staff member.
Observations and evidence indicate that Vermont’s climate is changing. Along with drought, heat waves and abnormal seasonal patterns, extreme weather like Irene and the early August storm are becoming more common.
Officials from the Agency of Natural Resources gave updates on recent water quality initiatives as people pressed them to lessen the amount of waste and the resulting environmental burden on Northeast Kingdom residents.
During Tropical Storm Irene, one resident of the small town walked 60 miles to act as the emergency management director’s eyes and ears. He counted propane tanks, delivered supplies, and kept a log of damaged homes, all on foot.