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ANR To Invest In "Green Infrastructure" To Prevent Runoff
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Agency of Natural Resources is launching a new initiative this week to control stormwater runoff, and the agency has a new approach to help cities and towns tackle the problem.
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Sanders, EPA Tout Vermont Guard's Solar Project
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency say the Vermont National Guard is a national model for what other military bases can do to cut their reliance on fossil fuel and become less dependent on foreign oil.
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State Works With Towns To Consider Energy Project For Asbestos Mine
Friday, 04/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
State environmental officials are continuing to float the idea of building a renewable energy project on the site of the abandoned asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell. Voters in the towns refused last month to declare the mine a Superfund site, which would have provided money to clean it up.
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EPA Asks For Public Input On Cleanup Of Superfund Site
Wednesday, 07/13/11
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to hear from Vermonters about plans to improve the cleanup of a Superfund site in Burlington. The agency wants input on recommended changes to an underwater cap built around the Pine Street Canal site to stem contamination from reaching Lake Champlain.
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EPA Head Says New Governor May Repair Relationship
Monday, 12/06/10
By John Dillon
The regional head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the change in leadership in Montpelier provides an opportunity to repair the agency's sometimes fractious relationship with Vermont.
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EPA To Reconsider Lake Champlain Clean-Up Plan
Wednesday, 03/10/10
By John Dillon
The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a state clean up plan for Lake Champlain. The plan was approved by the federal government in 2002, but pollution levels have continued to rise in the big lake.
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Long Island Sound Clean-up Reaches Into Vermont
Monday, 03/08/10
By John Dillon
Too much nitrogen in the waters of the Long Island Sound has led to "dead zones" where fish and shellfish can't survive. Now the federal agency is asking sewage treatment plants nearly 200 miles away in Vermont to help reduce pollutants that are hurting the sound.
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EPA Objects To Vermont Sewage Treatment Permits
Friday, 02/12/10
By John Dillon
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has taken the rare step of reaching across state lines into Vermont in order to protect Long Island Sound - hundreds of miles downstream. The EPA has formally objected to permits proposed for two Vermont sewage treatment plants. The agency says the Vermont plants would let too much pollution flow down the Connecticut River to the Sound.
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Douglas praises EPA decision on Calif. emissions
Wednesday, 07/01/09
Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas is praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to allow California to impose stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.
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