Hinesburg residents appealed a decision that allowed Vermont Gas Systems to use the power of eminent domain to build a pipeline under a town park. The work is just weeks from completion.
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The request comes after officials at the Public Service Department, which endorsed the project, said they act based on legislative direction.
June Tierney told a crowded forum that she’s duty-bound to follow the law — which says the project can continue — regardless of any personal views.
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.
The group gets some administrative aid from the state. But some argue that, with Vermont Yankee up for sale, it’s time for the panel to hire its own experts.
News Release — Vermont Department of Public Service February 13, 2017 Contact: Ed McNamara, Acting Deputy Commissioner (802) 828-4007 [email protected] Montpelier, VT – The Department of Public Service is now writing a report about renewable energy programs and is seeking public input. This will be the first biennial report about the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) […]
News Release — Vermont Department of Public Service February 8, 2017 Contact: James Porter, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity Vermont Department of Public Service 802-828-4003 [email protected] Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Board will hold three public hearings to give citizens an opportunity to provide feedback about the proposed merger between FairPoint Communications and Consolidated […]
The buyer of FairPoint Communications wants to complete the sale within six months. The companies face questions about customer service and union relations.
In addition, the attorney general’s office found “no evidence” that a close working relationship between the department and Green Mountain Power had compromised staffers’ ability to serve the public.
Hearings on Vermont Gas Systems’ rates for the current year have concluded, but a ruling isn’t expected until March on whether to include certain contested costs.
Michael Levine will be the next Health Department commissioner. Rob Ide continues on at DMV. Melissa Bailey will take over the Department of Mental Health.
NorthStar Group Services says it might be able to finish cleanup at the plant four years earlier than previously disclosed. The company also proposed a budget and new standards for site restoration.
The Public Service Department has said it may agree to relax some standards but only in exchange for strengthening others. The issue goes before the Public Service Board this week.