Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Department of Environmental Conservation Seeks Public Input on Water Quality Improvement Plans for Lake Memphremagog Watershed

News Release — Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation May 16, 2017 Contact: Ben Copans 802-751-2610 Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on three draft plans being released today to strategically improve water quality in the Lake Memphremagog watershed. A series of public meetings will be held this month […]

Vernon wetland to receive more protection

The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s upgrade of the Bear Gum Swamp’s wetland classification has some in Vernon worried about stricter restrictions on logging and trails.

CSWD Receives Hazardous Waste Management Grant from the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation

News Release — CSWD April 27, 2017 Media Contact: Clare Innes Marketing & Communications Coordinator (802) 872-8100 x207 – Cell (802) 922-3616 [email protected] The Chittenden Solid Waste District has been awarded a grant worth $79,960 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help cover costs for providing facilities and education for the proper […]

Three Exceptional Vermont Wetlands Recognized with ‘Class I’ Designation

News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources April 5, 2017 Media Contact: Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Manager, 802-490-6177 or [email protected] Montpelier—Three unique Vermont wetlands are now being classified as ‘Class I’ wetlands, a designation that places extra protections on wetlands with exceptional ecological features. The three wetlands receiving Class I designations are the Sandbar […]

Promising site found for replacement of PFOA-tainted well

Officials say it appears to be far enough from known contamination and is in an area where other wells yield sufficient water.

Leahy: Trump cuts jeopardize funding for Lake Champlain clean up

According to a document from the National Association of Clean Air Agencies obtained by VTDigger, the White House is recommending a 30 percent reduction in EPA grants to states, while agency staff would be cut by 20 percent. VIDEO

Scott says he’s found right person for DEC chief at last

She’s Emily Boedecker, most recently of the nonprofit group Local Motion. The governor also filled a job that remained open at the Public Service Department.

Contract awarded in search for new Pownal water source

State officials have said identifying, testing and approving a new well for a public water system usually takes a year to 18 months. The current well is contaminated with PFOA.

‘Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants’ Conference at VTC in May

News Release — Vermont Environmental Consortium February 3, 2017 Contacts: Vermont Environmental Consortium 802-747-7900 [email protected] The Vermont Environmental Consortium, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and the Vermont Technical College, Present: “Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants” Conference RANDOPLH, VT-The Vermont Environmental Consortium and Vermont Technical College (VTC) are excited to announce registration is open for the […]

David Bond & Phoebe Cohen: What dismantling the EPA means for Vermont

The new administration appears driven by an unprecedented hostility to science itself.

Report: Vermonters could reduce trash by half

Vermonters throw away nearly 400,000 tons of refuse each year.

Trump freeze on federal jobs, EPA grants will hit VA hospital, Vermont agency

Forty percent of funding for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is at risk. Fifty federal employees in Vermont could be affected by the freeze.

Arlington company fined for hauling sewage without a permit

Aaron Septic and Drain has now renewed its permit and agreed to pay a $15,000 fine, but the town of Brattleboro says the company still owes it money.

Recycling law credited with cutting landfill use 5 percent

Vermonters are also donating more usable food that otherwise might be thrown away, says a report from the Department of Environmental Conservation.