Vermont Green Groups Lay Out Agenda For Year

A coalition of environmental groups and energy businesses have outlined their priorities on energy and climate change issues. At the top of their lobbying list is a seven-year, $275 million plan to insulate and retrofit 62,000 homes.

Midday Newscast: September 29, 2008

Vermont earned $620,000 in last week’s first-ever auction of "carbon credits”; Congress has doubled home heating assistance, but community action agencies across Vermont say that still won’t cover all the needs; Brattleboro plans to buy biodiesel fuel for its school buses this year.

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.