Under the agreement presented to the Public Utility Commission Wednesday, the semiconductor manufacturer would submit to Vermont environmental laws. The commission still has the final say.
The plan “looks towards the future with climate change in mind but also the mobility needs of the residents, commuters and visitors to our county,” said Eleni Churchill, transportation program manager for the regional planning commission.
All six New England states — the people who, after all, ISO was created to serve — have demanded that ISO immediately start considering climate ramifications in the decisions it makes managing the electric grid. ISO is ignoring that request.
Conservation Law Foundation, the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Lake Champlain Committee filed a petition seeking changes in how the state regulates its agricultural pollution.
Certain Vermonters — particularly Black, Indigenous and people of color, and Vermonters living with lower incomes — bear a disproportionate share of environmental harms and hazards, such as drinking water contamination or exposure to other toxins.
Local students and environmentalists braved the elements Tuesday night to condemn GlobalFoundries’ and Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal that protesters say will undercut Vermont’s climate goals.
Through a proposed plan to become a “self-managed utility,” Vermont’s largest private-sector employer could become exempt from Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act.
The toxic chemicals, called PFAS, are thought to be seeping into the pesticides from the containers they’re stored in. Environmental activists are calling for further investigation.
Our organizations support the balanced approach that has been proposed in H.926 to encourage development in downtowns and neighborhoods, while increasing protections for our forests and fields across Vermont’s hills and valleys.
As Vermont continues relief efforts and builds toward recovery, many tools are already in place that can make communities stronger and more resilient to face future challenges.
The Lake Champlain cleanup plan points the way to jobs, healthier communities, and clean water.
Climate actions save us money, help us get to work easier and keep the places we live safe.
The state is finalizing regulations to clean up polluted waterways, but businesses and nonprofits are worried about what the permit will mean for their bottom lines.
This climate strike shows how with that same “Vermont Strong” spirit we can tackle the climate crisis.