The head of a Vermont environmental group has complied with a mining company's demand that the group remove from its website the names of the company's owners. But a legal expert is questioning that decision.

A proposed $32 million rail spur in Vermont has been put on hold indefinitely.

The 3.3-mile rail spur in Middlebury would be used to alleviate truck traffic between marble processor Omya's quarry and its calcium carbonate plant in Pittsford.

The Rutland Herald reports Omya plant manager Jim Stewart said given the sluggish economy and the cost of the project, the company and Vermont Rail Systems are not pursuing it.