A bill would make it easier to regulate toys and envisions a database where consumers could look up the contents of products. An administration official says Gov. Scott may oppose the bill as written.
The energy developer advocates a “Vermont way” of doing rail for less money, using refurbished secondhand equipment.
Lawmakers heard concerns from farmers about unpredictable milk prices and from public officials about the possibility of deep cuts to the federal food assistance program, SNAP.
Conservationists are raising money to buy the final piece of the parcel at Exit 4, while the owners have agreed to sell most of the land to another group to be run as a farm.
The most dramatic reductions were seen among species that live off flying insects. A number of factors are believed to contribute, scientists say.
Salt in the lake can promote the spread of blue-green algae, according to scientists.
“It’s our future that’s really going to be paying” for inaction, said Kassidy Abair, a senior at Harwood Union High School. “It’s important that legislators who can make these changes realize that the youth want something to be done.”
“It’s been a big challenge,” said CEO Don Rendall. A legal action by opponents is still pending, and a federal safety agency is investigating the pipeline’s construction.
Massachusetts has officially gone shopping for 9.5 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy over 20 years, and the developer of a planned power line under Lake Champlain is offering to provide it. The Bay State earlier this month issued a request for proposals to supply the power. The energy transmission firms responding include Transmission Developers Inc., […]
Lawmakers have proposed reducing or eliminating various current taxes through a levy on carbon dioxide pollution. The idea promptly ran into opposition.
They are asking the governor to set aside the permit from the Public Service Board. Meanwhile, a federal safety agency is looking into construction practices.
The sponsors say the four bills would not increase taxes or generate any additional government revenue. The GOP chair called that “just not true.”
The bill was an attempt to put into law an executive order signed by former Gov. Peter Shumlin in July, which gave preference to companies that follow certain environmental protections. Gov. Scott has not had time to consider whether to rescind the executive order, a spokesperson said.
If women earned the same average wage as men, total state GDP would go up by $1 billion, according to the Vermont Commission on Women.