A year after 85 river shelters were built, the results were clear. Numbers of young trout increased by almost 500%, and the abundance of adult trout nearly doubled in some locations. More efforts to protect the native fish are on the way.
The prevailing wisdom from expert composters: Don’t do it.
After a public outcry, officials said they would wait until the Attorney General’s Office completes its enforcement case first.
At the first meeting of the 22-member climate commission, Secretary of Administration Susanne Young said that, while the governor wants to curb carbon emissions, the administration believes the Global Warming Solutions Act is unconstitutional.
The message to Vermonters: “Take advantage now and take advantage quickly. We don’t know if and when this money may run out. We don’t know if it will be extended, if there will be another relief bill. This is your chance.”
Will environmental concerns delay Burton’s controversial project to move Higher Ground concert space to its Burlington campus?
“It is so scandalous on so many angles,” said John Brabant, a former state regulator.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Canaan committed a violation for failing to collect food scraps at its transfer station. Town officials say there are few reasonable solutions.
Burlington has a new, energy-efficient plan for soundproofing some homes affected by the F-35s — but activists say it’s too little, too late.
“We have not been serving that population very well,” said Dwight Decoster, the director of weatherization at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. “We just find it very hard to reach them.”