Conservation Law Foundation

Union, environmental group seek role in Yankee sale review

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Conservation Law Foundation cite economic, safety and environmental issues.

Vermont Conservation Voters to Release Environmental Common Agenda of 2017 Legislative Priorities

News Release — Vermont Conservation Voters January 31, 2017 Contact: Lauren Hierl, Vermont Conservation Voters Political Director, C: (860) 670-2629, [email protected] VCV and partners to release guide of top environmental priorities and proposed legislative solutions for lawmakers in 2017 Montpelier, VT – Today, Vermont Conservation Voters will release its 2017 Vermont Environmental Common Agenda of […]

Sandra Levine: Want affordability? Go green

Hats off to Gov. Scott for using his first public appearance to stand up for Vermont’s ambitious but achievable goal of using 90 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Environmentalists ally with fuel seller in challenging ANR

The Conservation Law Foundation wants to join the fight over planned changes at Exit 16 in Colchester. The issue is water pollution, although some say it’s a proxy war over business competition.

Sandra Levine: Climate action now

When action is thwarted at the federal level, our regional, state, municipal and business efforts have room to succeed.

Environmental groups, others throw support behind Burlington Town Center project

BURLINGTON — Environmental, energy and transportation groups have thrown their support behind a $220 million redevelopment of the current Burlington Town Center. The Conservation Law Foundation, the Vermont Natural Resource Council, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the Burlington Electric Commission, and the Chittenden County Regional Transportation Commission all publicly support the new mall and housing […]

Public Service Board to consider re-evaluation of Vermont Gas pipeline permit

Whether an increase in the project’s cost constitutes a “significant change” is key.

James Maroney: Addressing pollution in Lake Champlain

I and tens of thousands of others believe that clean water is an absolute value and that all persons and all industries in Vermont must adjust their activities to accomplish it.

Diane Derrick: Make room for public on Vermont Gas pipeline

With Vermont’s energy future in the balance and growing public interest, another pipeline hearing is a good sign.

Elena Mihaly: Progress five years after Irene

It’s worth asking why our rivers caused so much damage, and what we can do to avoid similar loss of life and property in the future.

Sandra Levine: Clean energy powerhouse

Recognition of Vermont’s advances on clean energy provide a good model for future work and for other states.

Sandra Levine: Weather woes, climate innovation

In testimony it heard over two weeks, the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy saw the breadth and depth of support for taking bold action to tackle carbon pollution in Vermont.

In reversal, state tightens rules on farmers to protect lake

Agency officials say the rules will force farmers in the Missisquoi Bay watershed to better manage manure to prevent runoff that has been tied to phosphorus pollution and toxic blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain.

Vermont Gas says agreement with state is ‘entirely proper’

The MOU ensures that Vermont Gas ratepayers will pay no more than $134 million for the 41-mile pipeline. Opponents say ratepayers shouldn’t be on the hook for the project.