Secretary Julie Moore wants to reduce the amount spent on the cleanup efforts in the short term until agencies determine which projects to fund. Some seek an independent authority to manage the money.
Legislators will review the goals of the state’s land use law and evaluate the impact of limits on development.
Researchers at UVM working with a Harvard-led team call for more forest and farmland conservation
The chemicals were found in a private well on a farm located about half a mile from the National Guard base.
The new rules are designed to help reduce the number of bear-human conflicts.
Comments ranged from eliminating commercial use on the pond altogether to banning “all motorboats.”
“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.
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.
Officials in Bennington and the state want to put excess contaminated soil from a water line extension project near a road right-of-way
A public comment period drew concerns about costs and other issues for homeowners. The state is moving ahead nonetheless and notes that residents can sue Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.
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.
In this companion video to VTDigger’s five-part Teflon Town series, North Bennington residents describe living with PFOA contamination.
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.
On this week’s podcast, Jim Therrien and Mike Polhamus discuss their research into chemical contamination in North Bennington.