According to Thursday’s announcement, Four Quarters dumped more than 33,000 gallons of untreated wastewater from September 2021 through July 2022, due to the brewery neglecting to submit its required “management plan” and failing to file monthly monitoring reports under the brewery’s wastewater permit.
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Builders and architects plead for oversight at Vermont energy code hearing
The six witnesses asked a legislative rules committee to delay updates meant to help Vermont reach its climate goals, contending that they could be disastrous without additional training and enforcement.
This weekend’s forecast: Hot. This summer’s forecast: Also probably hot.
The National Weather Service reported that Vermont will likely be hotter than normal this summer, based on weather patterns and climate change analysis.
Williston bans ‘non-essential’ trapping on town-owned land
Williston residents submitted a petition two years ago urging the town to prohibit the practice, calling animal traps “inhumane and indiscriminate” and posing a risk to pets and children.
'I wanted to cry': Devastating risks of spray foam insulation hidden from Vermont homeowners
When asked how a homeowner could assess whether they’re hiring a high-quality insulation installer, Brent Ehrlich, a products and materials specialist at BuildingGreen, said, “I don't really have a good answer to that.”
State invites public to comment on proposed regulations for coyote hunting and wildlife trapping
Hunters and wildlife advocates have been at odds over the rule changes, which were required by legislation passed in 2022.
Housing meets climate: Officials laud new microgrid community in South Burlington
More than 150 new homes will feature rooftop solar panels, in-home Tesla Powerwall batteries for storage, onsite utility-scale battery storage, induction stoves, electric vehicle chargers and interconnected smart electrical panels.
Freezing temperatures expected to sweep through Vermont
Officials say the low temperatures could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, and are urging farmers and backyard gardeners to take precautions.
‘Delays on three or even four levels’: Vermont farmers deal with conservation rigmarole
Farmers who agree to use some of their land for wildlife habitats, runoff buffer zones or other conservation-focused projects over a 15-year contract get reimbursed.
As lake trout breed successfully, officials scale back fish stocks in Lake Champlain
In response to rising wild reproduction, officials plan to stock about 42,000 lake trout this fall, down 50% from previous years.