Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Operator of two salvage yards fined for failing to secure permits

News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources July 18, 2017 Media Contact: John Zaikowski 802-522-5438 John.Zaikowski@vermont.gov Montpelier – The Agency of Natural Resources announced today that Andrew Mitchell is to pay $9,937 for operating properties in both West Burke and Lyndonville as salvage yards without first obtaining state and local permits. Salvage yards provide […]

Pond rule change could favor lawyer’s power boat over rowers

“We’re in constant conflict with them,” Sarah George, a state’s attorney, said of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center rowers and scullers she hopes to restrict on a pond she uses.

Unpermitted salvage yard fined

News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources July 13, 2017 Media Contact: Randy J. Miller, II Randy.Miller@vermont.gov 802-272-1744 Unpermitted, Polluting Salvage Yard Fined $25k Montpelier – The Agency of Natural Resources announced today that Blakeman’s Towing and Recovery, an automotive towing and recovery business located in Tunbridge, was fined $25,000 for operating in violation […]

Stewart Pond Dam owner fined for alteration without permit

News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources July 12, 2017 Media Contact: John Zaikowski John.Zaikowski@vermont.gov 802-522-5438 Stewart Pond Dam Altered Without Permit, Owner Fined $9,750 Montpelier – The Agency of Natural Resources announced today that Suzanne Reider of Goshen was fined $9,750 for making alterations to Stewart Pond Dam before obtaining necessary authorization from […]

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation announces compost grants

News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources June 29, 2017 Media Contact: Josh Kelly (802) 522-5897 josh.kelly@vermont.gov Composting Just Got Easier MONTPELIER – The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the High Meadows Fund today announced awards from two grant programs, totaling nearly $100,000, to help residents compost in their backyards and drop […]

Leahy, approps committee grill Pruitt on EPA budget proposal

President Donald Trump has proposed a 31 percent cut to the EPA. State officials have not been informed about how the reduction will affect lake cleanup.

Judge: Recreation, profit not part of Green River Dam equation

Some call the ruling a blow to the village’s efforts to continue managing the dam — and the popular reservoir behind it — the same as in the past.

State Announces “Red Tag” Rule for Aboveground Storage Tanks

News Release — Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation June 8, 2017 Media Contact: Emily Boedecker Phone: (802) 828-1556 State Announces “Red Tag” Rule for Aboveground Storage Tanks Montpelier – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources today filed a new rule for aboveground storage tanks that will require inspectors to affix red tags on heating oil […]

State to require inspections of heating oil storage tanks

Tanks don’t need to be in perfect condition to pass an inspection, Cota said, but they must meet several safety standards.

Scott taps Ellis, Kamman for ANR positions

Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday that he has appointed two key environmental bureaucrats to leadership positions at the Agency of Natural Resources. Rebecca Ellis has been named deputy commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Ellis previously served as senior counsel for government affairs with the department. Neil Kamman will be the senior policy adviser […]

Markowitz wins EPA lifetime achievement award

The EPA lauded Markowitz for improving morale and instituting key new programs. The award was given this month.

Stage set for court battle over Green River Reservoir’s future

Whitewater boaters, environmental regulators and advocates, and the village of Morrisville have all taken sides. At issue is the village’s operation of the dam to generate power.

Shelburne wetland proposed for strictest protections

An environmental group is seeking the state’s highest classification for the LaPlatte River Marsh, which would slow or prevent development in the immediate area.

Julie Moore: Thanks for sharing, Vermont

Vermonters want to trust that they have a partner in government who is going to help them do the right thing, more predictably.