Legislators will review the goals of the state’s land use law and evaluate the impact of limits on development.
The chemicals were found in a private well on a farm located about half a mile from the National Guard base.
“If you know what split-pea soup looks like, it looks like pea soup,” a neighbor said. Blue-green algae now covers the entire lake surface. The state will inject oxygen into the lake to stem the growth of cyanobacteria.
The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative was formed earlier this year by an executive order from Gov. Phil Scott.
The subsidiary of California-based automobile concern Tesla, Inc. did not get seek permits for installations.
Scott wants to know how land will be acquired, how landowners will be affected, and what will happen to the “productivity” of the land once it is placed under federal protection.
Customers who opt to pay a premium will help underwrite the cost. The company had to come up with the plan as a condition of the permit for its recently completed pipeline extension.
A planned expansion has nothing to do with the closure of a Massachusetts facility, the company says. Rather it’s to ensure Vermont’s only landfill of its kind has the room to operate for decades.
Vermont Electric Cooperative’s Christine Hallquist says she supports renewable energy, but doesn’t want her customers to shoulder a disproportionate share of the cost of bringing it onto the grid.
Paddlers in a river-borne protest called for an end to “combined sewage overflows,” in which city wastewater systems send untreated sewage to rivers and lakes in heavy rains.
Residents concerned about pesticide drift and groundwater usage flocked to a meeting where they hoped to spur local leaders to act. But state law protects a “right to farm.”
Residents have medical conditions they suspect are tied to years of drinking PFOA-tainted water.
Documents show that political leaders instructed state regulators to give ChemFab special consideration.
The Vermont Supreme Court says utility regulators set a tighter deadline than they should have during their review.