Markus Austin was the first player on the semi-professional basketball team, the Vermont Frost Heaves.
Transportation officials call the substance a key tool in keeping roads safe and say it isn’t harmful. Critics blame it for corrosion on cars and want it banned.
A working group the Legislature convened says the state needs to do far more to monitor the use of chemicals so it can protect residents.
The state treasurer says the state needs to collect $25 million a year for 20 years from residential and commercial property owners.
In addition, the attorney general’s office found “no evidence” that a close working relationship between the department and Green Mountain Power had compromised staffers’ ability to serve the public.
Pipeline opponents have alleged that electrical safety standards were not met.
Leaders say they’ll pursue reduction of phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain even though the state doesn’t know how much the Trump administration may help.
Beth Pearce says enough money is available from current revenues to cover the state’s share of the most urgent steps to cut pollution.
An advocacy group says the legislation could be leverage in the state’s negotiations with a company believed to be responsible for PFOA in Vermont water supplies.
The governor reiterated his support for the state’s renewable energy goals during an event promoting a new type of solar installation.
Hearings on Vermont Gas Systems’ rates for the current year have concluded, but a ruling isn’t expected until March on whether to include certain contested costs.
The time it’s taking to load documents to a new system means they aren’t available online in the meantime. But eventually the system will make far more information available, officials say.
Leading headlines this year were the legal battle over the Vermont Gas pipeline and congressional pre-emption of Vermont’s GMO labeling law.