Vt. winter oil prices forecast down

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association is hailing word from a federal agency that heating oil prices are expected to be down this winter from last year.

Underground FEMA fuel tanks removed from NH

As the government checks on hundreds of potentially leaking underground fuel tanks left over from the Cold War, New Hampshire authorities say that tanks in the state were removed long ago.

Midday Newscast: August 13, 2008, 2008

Gaye Symington says more troopers should be transferred to special units that investigate sex crimes; a Vermont state senator says the Chinese government has tried to influence state law; artists have been asked to help Vermont tackle its future; some underground fuel tanks in New Hampshire need to be inspected because they might leak hazardous substances.

Evening Newscast: August 11, 2008

VT Judiciary and Douglas Administration square off over proposed budget cuts; enrollment for Catamount health falls short of projections; regional initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions gaining ground in Northeast; NH fuel company fined $6,000 for 2 fuel spills in VT; Camp Ta-Kum-Ta moving from Colchester; Deborah Luskin on boomers caught between elderly parents and maturing children.

Midday Newscast: August 11, 2008

Concerns today about the possibility of flash floods from torrential storms; Verizon Wireless takes over Unicel, but must sell the assets in Vermont and upstate New York to maintain competition. Today’s the first day to cast a ballot in Vermont’s primary election. A New Hampshire fuel company is fined $6,000 for spilling fuel at two Vermont sites.

Congressman Peter Welch

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch talks about a number of issues, including efforts to combat high fuel prices. We’ll discuss proposed funding increases for the fuel assistance program and Welch’s opposition to expanded offshore drilling.