Critics say OMYA permit is illegal

A federal judge has ruled that chemicals leaking from Omya’s landfills in Pittsford could threaten human health. But the state is close to granting Omya a permit that would allow the company to keep operating the waste site for two more years.

Morning Newscast: April 3, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Senator Patrick Leahy says the federal government is encroaching on Vermonters rights to travel freely; the Vermont Senate has passed a bill that would protect whistleblowers in state government from reprimand; some New Hampshire high school students are scheduled to testify at a state Senate committee hearing today on a resolution to reduce plastic and paper shopping bags and encourage reusable bags…