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.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife prohibits target practice at any location on their properties apart from a designated shooting range.
There have been more mid-winter bear sightings, in part due to warming temperatures. Climate change is also affecting bird populations in Vermont, according to Doug Morin, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s bird project leader.