Comments ranged from eliminating commercial use on the pond altogether to banning “all motorboats.”
News Release — Department of Environmental Conservation September 11, 2017 Media Contact: Kari Dolan, Manager, Clean Water Initiative Program Phone: (802) 490-6113 Email: [email protected] Deadline for Comment is September 28 Montpelier, VT – The Clean Water Fund Board is accepting public comments on their final draft recommended Clean Water Fund Budget (dec.vermont.gov/watershed/cwi/cwf) for the next […]
A planned expansion has nothing to do with the closure of a Massachusetts facility, the company says. Rather it’s to ensure Vermont’s only landfill of its kind has the room to operate for decades.
Documents show that political leaders instructed state regulators to give ChemFab special consideration.
A 50 cent “lousy fuse” blew at the River Street pump station, kicking off a series of events that led to the untreated sewage spill that continued for about 9 hours before it was detected.
But the governor said he prefers to pay for Vermont’s share of the federally mandated Lake Champlain cleanup from more money coming into state coffers “organically” through economic growth.
“This could set a precedent, that other parties could get people to stop using a pond or a lake that they consider their own,” said Ian Anderson, a former collegiate sculling coach.
Water temperatures are too high in a brook that connects them. But planting shade trees and taking other steps can solve the problem without draining the ponds, the study says.
(This story is by Edward Damon of the Bennington Banner, in which it first appeared July 21, 2017.) BENNINGTON — State officials will update residents this week on plans to extend town water service to properties affected by PFOA contamination, legal negotiations with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the ongoing investigation into a former ChemFab Corp. […]
“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.
News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources June 29, 2017 Media Contact: Josh Kelly (802) 522-5897 [email protected] 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 […]
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 […]
Tanks don’t need to be in perfect condition to pass an inspection, Cota said, but they must meet several safety standards.
News Release — Vermont Association of Conservation Districts May 26, 2017 Contact: Luke Rackers, VACD Communications Coordinator [email protected] Vermont Conservation Districts address water quality concerns from runoff and build sustainable habitats through the Trees for Streams program. Funding from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation helps landowners improve water quality by planting riparian buffers. Waitsfield, […]