As many as 25 to 30 of the state’s 139 organic dairy farms are at risk of going out of business in the first half of 2023 without “swift and substantial intervention,” a NOFA-VT policy director told lawmakers.
“We’re getting buried in our own trash,” said state Rep. Amy Sheldon, D-Middlebury.
Communities statewide are set to start a series of wastewater projects funded by federal Covid-19 relief money.
The new rules bring Vermont in line with federal standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, but maintain “the status quo,” environmental groups say. They hoped the state would regulate pesticides as a “method of last resort.”
The 3 to 6 inches of snow in the forecast won’t make a huge dent in the state’s 17-inch snow deficit, but more storms are on the horizon, meteorologists predict.
The project, which would rank among the largest solar arrays in the state, is in the beginning of its process with the Public Utility Commission.
McKibben acknowledges that most of his dire predictions about climate change have come true since he first started writing about it three decades ago. And yet he insists “we are actually at a moment of extraordinary opportunity — the convergence of this big mobilization of people around the world.”
It's past time to reconsider our relationship with our earthly home. We have a model to emulate — the historical relationship that Indigenous peoples had with their lands.
Burlington wants to demolish its PCB-infested high school and have the chemical manufacturer pay for demolition and construction of a new high school. The company wants to delay demolition to preserve evidence.
The project, funded by an $11 million federal grant, is entering its third year just as other water systems are laying the groundwork for similar efforts.