Lawmakers were working on a bill that would limit greenhouse gas emissions when the coronavirus surfaced.
Some wanted to delay the implementation over unfounded fears that reusable bags could help spread the coronavirus.
"We support Vermonters engaging in public protests and other civic activities, and encourage anyone who is participating to get tested for COVID-19," Vermont's Department of Health now says in its daily updates.
Social distancing is almost impossible at large, crowded events, making exposure to the coronavirus possible, officials say, even if everyone wears masks. But participants say protesting racial injustice and police brutality against black people is essential.
GMP says the program will save customers money by allowing the utility to draw on the stored power during peak demand.
Approximately 1.4 million gallons that had not been fully treated were released Friday because of equipment problems.
The Scott administration would give $40 million to Vermont dairies, but others in ag and the Legislature have raised concerns about support for non-dairy farms.
The hearing officer said the utility did not properly notify a Monkton resident about area blasting.
Hunger relief advocates say food distribution events won't solve the structural problems causing food insecurity.
Skip Vallee, owner of nearby gas stations, claims the company is doing so without a needed town permit.
While both nonprofit and government agencies are trying to make sure Vermonters aren't going hungry, some are calling for a more organized, sustained approach to food insecurity.
The utility announced Wednesday that Don Rendall, who has been president and CEO of Vermont Gas since 2015, will step down in September.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine said doctors can now use remdesivir to treat patients hospitalized with severe cases of the disease.
An attorney for opponents of the 2-megawatt solar array said the decision provides guidance for other towns looking to gain more control over local energy development.