The project aims to cut down around 7 acres of trees on the site.
The U.S. Forest Service hasn’t yet made a formal proposal for the clear-cutting, but in preliminary documents for the project, officials suggest that between 4,720 and 10,900 acres of trees in the forest could be cut down.
Some loggers have been selling their supplies elsewhere after receiving late payments and experiencing other problems at Ryegate and other plants around the region.
Zack Porter, executive director of Standing Trees, said its lawsuit against the state will move forward while state officials begin a rulemaking process.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics will conduct PFOA remediation work inside its former North Bennington facility in accordance with a 2019 settlement agreement with the state government.
Over the past ten years, Montpelier has averaged one water main break every two weeks. Local officials have resisted state regulators’ push to redesign the system.
His departure is effective January 1, 2023 — his 60th birthday.
“It's a public health and an ecosystem benefit to have farms that are positively impacting water quality, and small farms — and medium and large farms — sometimes really need help in order to do that,” said Liz Gleason, who directs the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program.
Public land comprises 8% of Vermont, according to the complaint, and the state is responsible for maintaining that land for multiple goals.
Residents have grown frustrated by hundreds of water main breaks in the state’s capital that have culminated in frozen streets, closed businesses and water shut-offs.