Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

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.

Lawmakers urged to find funding for Lake Champlain cleanup

If toxic blue-green algae continues to bloom unabated on the lake, it could hurt the $2.5 billion tourism economy.

State to start design of Bennington municipal water line extension

The Department of Environmental Conservation says Saint-Gobain is potentially responsible for contamination from the manmade chemical PFOA.

Rutland Regional Planning Commission Clean Water Initiative Project

News Release — Rutland Regional Planning Commission November 10, 2016 Contact: Barbara Noyes Pulling Rutland Regional Planning Commission [email protected] 802-775-0871 x207 Rutland, VT – Through a grant provided by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) is continuing its multi-pronged outreach work focused on improving water quality in this […]

Pownal’s stopgap water fix will remain awhile longer

Efforts to pinpoint the spread of the contaminant PFOA also are expanding with more monitoring wells.

Bennington wastewater treatment plant sees multiple discharge violations

Editor’s note: This article by Edward Damon was first published in the Bennington Banner on Sept. 16, 2016. BENNINGTON — Short-term fixes to stop smells and compliance issues at the aging wastewater treatment plant are underway, but a long-term solution could cost millions and lead to higher fees. A state order requires the town come […]

Invasive Asian clam found in Lake Bomoseen

State officials are asking boaters to clean, drain and dry their equipment after use to halt the spread of the tiny bivalves, the first found in Vermont.