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.
The U.S. House has approved legislation that would make
the first major change in fuel mileage standards in over 30 years.
Congressman Peter Welch says the bill would help set
the U-S on a path of energy independence.