President Donald Trump recently signed executive orders that roll back efforts to control global warming by eliminating the pending Clean Power Plan. The administration’s budget proposal also proposes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget more than 31 percent. Environmental officials in Vermont say such moves would have serious repercussions on the state.
Vermont’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 is being reviewed by the state Senate Appropriations Committee after its passage by the House last Friday. Two legislative leaders spoke about the spending plan shortly after it crossed over to the upper chamber.
The mayor of Vermont’s largest city delivered his sixth State of the City address Monday night. Miro Weinberger said Burlington is a strong and vibrant community as he outlined five goals for the next year.
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Friday that the state has received one of its largest ever environmental settlements as he discussed Vermont’s share of a $157 million settlement with Volkswagen.
In the wake of airline deregulation in 1978, the Essential Air Service program was created to guarantee small communities that had been served by airlines would still have minimal scheduled air service. Under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, the subsidy from the Department of Transportation would be eliminated. That is raising concern at airports across the region that rely on the program.
A film that will be screened in Saratoga Springs this weekend interweaves two topics close to the heart of the filmmaker. Derek Hallquist intended to make the film “Denial” to explain the electric grid and its impact on the environment. For years he followed his father, the leader of a small electric utility, as he tried to confront how the electricity sector addresses climate change. But Hallquist says that as filming on the documentary progressed he discovered and then interwove his father’s personal story of confronting gender denial.
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is joining 15 states, the District of Columbia and six cities that are publicly opposing President Donald Trump's executive order to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
The Vermont House Appropriations Committee unanimously voted 11-0 Monday to send the proposed state budget to the House floor. In advance of the debate House leaders are previewing the budget highlights. House Majority Leader Democrat Jill Krowinski talks about what’s anticipated during the debate over the $5.8 billion fiscal plan.
The anticipated vote on a bill in the Vermont House that would legalize the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults was aborted Tuesday after leaders determined there was not enough support to pass the measure.
Surrounded by miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that suspends, rescinds or flags for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of the previous administration’s plan to curb global warming. One of the most controversial measures, of concern to advocates in the Northeast, is a rollback of the Clean Power Plan.
Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with community advocates and the leader of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity on Monday to discuss the implications of proposed cuts in the federal budget that would eliminate three programs that aid low-income Vermonters.