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Phil Scott joins race for governor
State News
September 11, 2015

Phil Scott joins race for governor

By John Herrick/ VTDigger.org

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott

By Jasper Craven and Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made official what has long been assumed — he will run for Vermont governor in 2016.

“I’ve made this decision because…

  • Special report: the war on weeds
  • Special report: the war on weeds
  • Special report: the war on weeds
Featured
June 17, 2015

Special report: the war on weeds

Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross.

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

On a busy street corner outside the Rutland farmers’ market, where local vendors sell cheeses, meats and spring vegetables, about a dozen residents recently raised signs to protest the use of weed-killing herbicides…

State News
May 14, 2015

Deal struck on solar siting requirements

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

Towns and solar energy developers have reached a temporary compromise over how to better locate solar energy projects across the state.

The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee unanimously approved an amendment to the state’s renewable energy bill, H.40, that…

State News
May 7, 2015

State report highlights shrinking forests

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

The “2015 Vermont Forest Fragmentation Report to the Vermont Legislature April 2015” was released last week, which highlighted Vermont’s shrinking woodlands. The report was prepared by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, pursuant to Act. 118 of…

State News
April 30, 2015

Environmental permit process to change?

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

The Shumlin administration has proposed legislation that officials say will create a more predictable process for developers to obtain permits for projects that have environmental impacts.

The changes aim to simplify the notification and comment process for project…

State News
February 18, 2015

Vermont Gas pulls plug on pipeline to New York

Decision expected to delay timeline for natural gas to reach Rutland

By John Herrick

Vermont Gas Systems has abandoned its plan to bring natural gas under Lake Champlain to a New York paper mill after the plant withdrew its financial support. Vermont Gas had proposed…

State News
December 18, 2014

Permit sought for Canada-to-Ludlow transmission line

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

A company seeking to build a high-voltage power line beneath Lake Champlain applied for a state permit Tuesday. TDI New England is asking the Public Service Board for a certificate of public good to build a 154-mile underground and…

Local News
December 4, 2014

GMP gets certified socially conscious

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

The state’s largest electric utility joined nearly two dozen other Vermont companies to meet a high standard for social and environmental consciousness, earning it a “B Corp,” or benefit corporation, certification by an accredited nonprofit.

Green Mountain Power…

State News
November 25, 2014

Clif Bar, other food makers side with Vermont on GMO labeling

By John Herrick, VTDigger.org

Three national businesses are helping to defend Vermont’s GMO labeling law. The companies told a federal court last week that the state statute, which requires food manufacturers and retailers to label certain products containing genetically modified ingredients, would not be difficult…