All through the year, awareness of global warming and the role played by carbon
dioxide, kept growing among Vermonters. And as VPR’s Steve Delaney reports in this part of our series, that awareness began strongly, early this year.
International Paper says it’s still looking at the possibility of burning tires for fuel at its Ticonderoga plant.
But the company says first it wants to determine which air pollution control technology it needs to reduce emissions.
Vermont’s fourteen hospitals are before a state review board today, asking for revenue increases that average 10%; a statehouse cook off kicks off Eat Local challenges around Vermont; a convoy hauling a monster electrical transformer continues creeping down Interstate 89 this afternoon; dozens of elected officials from cities across the country lobbied Congress this week for an end to the war in Iraq. police in Claremont, NH are accusing a former credit union teller of stealing $72 thousand.
penalty, the war in Iraq and an election year that saw unprecedented campaign
spending are just a few of the issues Vermonters talked about in 2006. It was
the year International Paper conducted a test burn of tires in Ticonderoga
New York, over intense opposition from Vermont. The issues of illegal immigrant
farm workers in the state made news. A controversial sentence for child abuse
brought national attention to a Vermont judge, and the long quest for recognition
Abenaki Indians took a big step forward.
Join host, Steve Delaney as we
ponder these and other events of 2006.