Board approves alternative regulation for CVPS

The Vermont Public Service Board has approved a new system of setting rates for the state’s largest power company that will allow it to recover what it pays for power at wholesale prices more quickly. The system also could help promote energy conservation.

Douglas, environmental groups criticize EPA ruling

Environmental groups and Governor Jim Douglas are criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for refusing to allow states to adopt tough new clean car standards. California, Vermont and a dozen other states have proposed new rules to limit greenhouse gas pollution from cars and trucks. But in rejecting California’s petition, the EPA said climate change is not any worse in California than in other places. VPR’s John Dillon has more.