State News

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 […]

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Featured

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 […]

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State News

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 […]

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State News

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 […]

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State News

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 […]

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Local News

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 […]

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