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Officials say there’s no immediate health risk at the school in Townshend, and they’re planning a remediation project. But they say radon testing should have happened years ago.
A bill calls for a study to consider changes to the land use law “in light of current science and research and issues that have emerged … such as climate change.”
Legislation calls for spending the money in part to boost electric vehicles, but the bill failed to emerge from committee in time.
The Legislature is being asked to decide whether any potential risk to the water supply outweighs the values represented by access to state waters.
As officials prepare to tour the sites Thursday, one person questioned whether a new well would provide the same capacity as the one contaminated with PFOA.
State police say drivers involved in slide-offs will not be allowed to tow vehicles for the time being due to road conditions. Removal will be arranged when roads are safe.
State offices are closing at noon, Green Mountain Transit is shutting down commuter routes early, and numerous other services and offices are closing as a major snowstorm blankets the area.
Blizzard conditions are predicted for western side of the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire state of Vermont.
House Speaker Mitzi Johnson heard concerns that the Scott administration does not seem as committed as the former Shumlin administration to resolving the problem.
State Rep. David Deen, D-Westminster, is retiring this month from the Connecticut River Watershed Council after working almost 19 years as a river steward. Deen said he wants to devote more attention to his legislative work.
New legislation would require well testing and create a statewide, electronic registry requiring industries to list the harmful chemicals they use.
According to a document from the National Association of Clean Air Agencies obtained by VTDigger, the White House is recommending a 30 percent reduction in EPA grants to states, while agency staff would be cut by 20 percent. VIDEO
Concerns about environmental permitting and Act 250 land-use regulations dominated state Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore’s “listening tour” stop Thursday in Brattleboro. Moore said state officials are looking for ways to make the process more user-friendly.