Lower-sulfur heating oil now required in Vermont

Stricter limits on the amount of sulfur in heating fuels went into effect Tuesday. The new limits will reduce the environmental impacts of haze-causing sulfur dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. State officials say haze can cause cardiovascular and respiratory health problems and damage the environment. Several Northeastern states want to curb air pollution by transitioning […]

Gov. Shumlin to push for carbon cap at meeting of New England and Canadian leaders

The Governor said he will urge his counterparts in the New England states to join him in asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the success of RGGI, design any national greenhouse gas regulations consistent with its innovative approach, and allow state participation in RGGI to serve as an alternative method to meet any new federal regulatory requirements.