Gov. Peter Shumlin today provided an update on the State’s response to the detection of the chemical PFOA in southern Vermont and provided information on additional testing that will be conducted around the state. These additional tests are not a result of specific concerns for drinking water safety. Rather, they are being conducted at sites where the State believes PFOA may have been used in certain manufacturing processes
Gov. Peter Shumlin, House Speaker Shap Smith, and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell today announced the formation of the Vermont Hydropower Working Group, which will assess the partial or full acquisition of hydropower assets on the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers currently for sale by TransCanada. The Working Group will thoroughly but expeditiously consider the potential acquisition of these assets in the coming weeks
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Friday joined 205 other current and former members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which would protect public health and create jobs by setting the first-ever carbon pollution standards for power plants, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gasses. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering a challenge to the Clean Power Plan in West Virginia et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency
Gov. Peter Shumlin today provided an update on surface water testing from Bennington and North Bennington. Ten water samples were taken for testing from local creeks and ponds at locations around the former Chemfab facilities to help determine the source and extent of PFOA contamination.
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The Vermont Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy announced they will sell up to 13 parcels of forestland they own as the Atlas Timberland Partnership, a joint venture the organizations formed in 1997.
The Clean Water Fund Board will meet on Friday, April 8, at 1:00 PM at the Agency of Transportation 5th Floor Board Room in the Davis Building at the National Life complex in Montpelier. The public is invited to attend.
Bluffside Farm, 129-acre property located on Indian Point and visible from downtown, is the focus of a conservation project spearheaded by the Vermont Land Trust. Following public walking tours of the property held in January, the land trust has scheduled its first public meeting to learn more about what the community would like to see happen on the land.
Brownfield clean-up and re-development in Richmond and Montpelier, and energy efficient affordable housing in Bennington and Hardwick, are among the eight projects receiving more than $2.9 million in grants from the Vermont Community Development Program announced today
The program, established by the legislature in 1998 and financed by a portion of the sales of the Vermont Conservation License Plates, provides funding to non-profits and towns wanting to improve aquatic habitat, water quality and flood resiliency. Co-administered by Vermont Fish & Wildlife and the Department of Environmental Conservation, the grant program supports both hands-on projects, such as removing an old dam as well as educational, such as outreach on invasive plants. Either way, purchases of conservation plates directly benefit Vermont's beloved waterways
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Thursday announced more than $1.4 million in NeighborWorks America grants to revitalize communities and support access to affordable housing across Vermont
Gov. Peter Shumlin provided the following update on the situation in North Bennington where a number of private wells have tested positive for varying levels of a potentially harmful chemical called PFOA. The public water supply is not impacted.
Gov. Peter Shumlin provided the following update on the situation in North Bennington where a number of private wells have tested positive for a potential harmful chemical called PFOA. The public water supply is not affected.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today provided an update on the situation in North Bennington. Test results received last Thursday indicated that while there is no contamination of the public water source, five private wells in North Bennington showed varying levels of a potentially harmful chemical called PFOA.
Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to announce that UNOFFICIAL election night results will be available online for the Vermont Presidential Primary on March 1, 2016. City and Town Clerks are statutorily mandated to post their results to the website on election night. As the results are uploaded by the towns, visitors to the website can view the unofficial results - statewide and by town
Test results received this morning indicate that a number of water sources in North Bennington show varying levels of a potentially harmful chemical. The public water supply has been tested and is not affected. The Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) is distributing drinking water to those affected or potentially affected as additional tests are conducted
Test results received this morning indicate that a number of water sources in North Bennington show varying levels of a potentially harmful chemical. The public water supply has been tested and is not affected. The Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) is distributing drinking water to those affected or potentially affected as additional tests are conducted.
Secretary of State Jim Condos and the Vermont Elections Division would like to remind all Vermonters that the deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, February 24th! You must register by this date in order to vote in the March 1st Town Meeting Day and Presidential Primary.