Bernie Sanders and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency say the
Vermont National Guard is a national model for what other military bases can do
to cut their reliance on fossil fuel and become less dependent on foreign oil.
State environmental officials are
continuing to float the idea of building a renewable energy project on the site
of the abandoned asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell. Voters in the towns refused last month to
declare the mine a Superfund site, which would have provided money to clean it
Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to hear from Vermonters about
plans to improve the cleanup of a Superfund site in Burlington. The agency wants input on recommended
changes to an underwater cap built around the Pine Street Canal site to stem contamination from reaching Lake Champlain.
Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a state clean
up plan for Lake Champlain. The
plan was approved by the federal government in 2002, but pollution levels have
continued to rise in the big lake.
Too much nitrogen in
the waters of the Long Island Sound has led to "dead zones" where fish and shellfish can’t survive. Now
the federal agency is asking sewage treatment plants nearly 200 miles away in Vermont to help reduce pollutants that are hurting the sound.
federal Environmental Protection Agency has taken the rare step of reaching
across state lines into Vermont
in order to protect Long Island Sound – hundreds of miles downstream. The
EPA has formally objected to permits proposed for two Vermont sewage treatment plants. The agency says the Vermont plants would let too much pollution flow down the Connecticut River to the Sound.