Money from the bill could help efforts to address climate change in the state, officials say. It also includes a new program, spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that would provide rebates for home energy upgrades.
Zuckerman had taken the lead in the polls ahead of the four-way race. On the Republican side, some saw the race between Benning and Gregory Thayer a symbol of division within the party.
In March, Organic Valley announced it would take on many of the farmers dropped by Horizon and Maple Hill, which cut off another 46 farmers in New York. Those contracts began on Wednesday.
Molly Gray, who has billed herself as a pragmatist, believes she can successfully advocate for climate legislation that will be palatable to a broad range of Washington politicians. Becca Balint, widely seen as the more progressive candidate, says we “can’t afford to nibble at the edges” of the issue.
Over the next five years, the state is eligible to receive $37 million in federal funding, the feds announced on Friday. Heavy rainfall is one of the most significant dangers to roads and other transportation infrastructure across the state.
Wildlife advocates in Vermont said state officials should conduct DNA sampling to determine whether wolves, or coyote-wolf hybrids, are widely present in the state and deserve protection.
"This morning’s murder and attempted murder of two young women was a terrible act of violence — among the very worst the city’s seen in the last decade,” Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said. “Our thoughts right now are very much with the surviving victim.”
Transportation is responsible for more emissions than any other sector in the state, and Vermont set a stated goal of drastically increasing the number of EVs on the road so it could meet the requirements of the 2020 Global Warming Solutions Act.
The Town of Pawlet has asked the court to consider more sanctions against Daniel Banyai, the owner of a paramilitary training facility in West Pawlet, after he refused to remove unpermitted structures on his property.
In the face of climate change, lawmakers and state officials want to understand how much water businesses divert from streams and rivers. Farmers were required to start recording their usage on July 1.
The petition calls for the state to outline how public land management addresses climate change and biodiversity. Organizers of the petition said they plan to “continue to investigate the legalities.”
On Wednesday, two environmental organizations launched a program that supports landowners in Vermont and parts of eastern New York who own at least 30 acres of forest and are looking to focus their land management on carbon sequestration.
Beling outlined a number of priorities for the department, including deployment of unprecedented amounts of federal funding, implementing an environmental justice law and addressing PFAS.
Staff members at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies are encouraging Vermonters to identify and record any lady beetles they see to help create a statewide lady beetle atlas.