The state treasurer says the state needs to collect $25 million a year for 20 years from residential and commercial property owners.
News Release — The Nature Conservancy Jan. 16, 2017 Contact: Eve Frankel, The Nature Conservancy, [email protected]; 802 595 5000 Nature Based Solutions Identified for Clean Water in Lake Champlain Montpelier, January 16,2017—The Nature Conservancy in Vermont is proud to announce the launch of its Water Quality Blueprint tool for clean water in Lake Champlain. The […]
We must find the balance of road salt application that protects the environment and still allows for safe roads.
News Release — Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District January 10, 2017 Contact: Corrina Parnapy Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (802) 778-3178 [email protected] The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) is pleased to announce our Road Salt Reduction Initiative; through science, understanding the impacts and through partnerships providing cost effective solutions to reduce road salt application […]
Leaders say they’ll pursue reduction of phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain even though the state doesn’t know how much the Trump administration may help.
Beth Pearce says enough money is available from current revenues to cover the state’s share of the most urgent steps to cut pollution.
Expanding background checks for gun sales isn’t one of those areas, he says, unless it turns out to have majority support, particularly in committee.
People have long seen the state’s frozen waters as an invitation to play, although risk was often part of the excitement.
It is somewhat confounding that our new governor, with his demonstrated commitment to the economy, has no apparent plan to address the economic crisis that is Vermont’s poisoned and polluted waters.
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.
High water levels in Lake Champlain caused considerable bank erosion problems in spring 2011. The owners of land on Malletts Bay and the homeowners assocation that leased the land were at odds over who had responsibility for repairs and the consequences of not doing them.
Recent news headlines have highlighted important differences in the findings of a pollution model for Lake Champlain developed by the U.S. EPA and an independent pollution model developed by a research team largely based at UVM.
A new paper says the EPA-approved plan for Lake Champlain doesn’t adequately take into account global climate change when setting limits on pollution that feeds toxic algae blooms.
Vermont’s cost is expected to be $1.35 billion, not all borne by taxpayers. The ideas include a fee on each piece of property, a surcharge on the income or rooms and meals tax, and a gas tax hike.