DOJ wants court to set aside Vermont ruling on emissions

The Bush administration has urged a federal appeals court to set aside a ruling by a federal judge that said states have the to authority regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The move is in support of the auto industry.

Organization creates air pollution “budget”

Some state officials were relieved when the Environmental Protection Agency announced new limits for ozone pollution. Vermont was still below the limits and avoided federal sanctions. But, as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, one agency is trying to prepare for the day when the standards change again and Vermont doesn’t meet them.

Midday Newscast: April 2, 2008

House Speaker Gaye Symington says she’s considering a run for governor; Vermont joins 16 other states in suing the EPA to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that said the agency must regulate emissions; more…

VPR Evening News December 20th, 2007

Vermont will challenge an EPA decision on auto emissions standards; Senator Patrick Leahy adds a provision to the federal budget bill that will delay implementation of passport rules until 2009; New England’s five largest banks are putting up 125 million dollars to help homeowners who are caught in the national credit crisis; For the second time in a month, a Vermonter has won a Powerball lottery jackpot; and commentator Helen Labun-Jordan on buying local for Christmas.

VPR Evening News December 12th, 2007

Medicaid needs less money for this fiscal year, but still faces a deficit for the years ahead; California follows Vermont in ruling against the auto industry in its attempt to block regulation of greenhouse gas pollution from cars; The Farm Bill is back in play; The Vermont Department of Corrections is considering closing one of the state’s prisons; A "Mystery Santa" is handing out cards and cash; and commentator Madeline Kunin on violence and injustice against women.

Another U.S. court rules against auto industry

Another federal court has ruled against the auto industry in its attempt to block regulation of greenhouse gas pollution from cars. The ruling today from a U.S. District Judge in California supports a September decision by a federal judge in Vermont.