Plainfield, VT – A coalition of Vermont farm advocacy groups is hosting a visit by Devinder Sharma. He is an expert on food, hunger and international trade from India. He is touring the state to talk about his opposition to genetically engineered foods. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Pittsfield, MA – An on-going labor dispute in Western Massachusetts has seen gas workers locked out of their jobs for almost eight months. While union leaders lobby for local and state help, labor experts say disputes are often influenced by the economic conditions. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Kingston, NY – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is asking for input on its plan to expand its waterfowl management program. The aim is to rid area water supplies of gull and geese droppings, and various groups have different ideas on just how to do that. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Burlington, VT – Presidential candidate Howard Dean was in Vermont on Saturday to announce that he will not opt into federal campaign matching funds. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Burlington for the announcement...
Boston, MA – A new study released today by New England's largest conservation group focuses on open space in Massachusetts. As more people live in bigger homes on bigger lots, open space and farmland disappear faster. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Kingston, NY – President Bush's newly signed Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act has most recently been challenged in New York, where a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to certain abortion providers. These providers say the ban is unconstitutional, while some backers of the ban say they are confident the President's Act will prevail. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday that it may drop some on-going investigations into power plants suspected of violating the Clean Air Act. Northeast officials immediately criticized the EPA action, and initiated moves to counter it. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Brattleboro, VT – A nuclear watchdog group is calling on Governor Douglas to order an independent safety assessment at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Meanwhile, the state agency that represents utility consumers has agreed to endorse a proposed boost in the power output of the nuclear plant. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.