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D-Day on the horizon for Vermont pre-K program

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Education, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The scheduled end of a $33 million federal grant that funds full-time pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-olds could combine with demands that the program serve more kids and communities to stick Vermont taxpayers with a sizable tab.

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Businesses falsely named as carbon tax supporters

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Energy Independent Vermont claims businesses are joining the call for a carbon tax, but some business owners say they are being misrepresented by the environmentalist coalition.

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Vermont House gives towns little say on renewable energy siting

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Members of the Vermont House of Representatives voted 142-0 to give towns more input into the siting of renewable energy projects, but one Democratic lawmaker said that input is a sham.

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Vermont AG office tight-lipped about ExxonMobil investigations workgroup

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont has joined a multi-state working group following a climate change meeting of state attorneys general last month, but details about the newly formed group are being kept from the public.

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Energy siting bill passes with stricter wind provisions

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The energy siting bill S.230 is on its way to the House floor after a unanimous vote of support by the House Energy Committee on Thursday evening. With it are newly added wind provisions that would have retroactive impact on turbine projects applied for since April 15.

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Vermont celebrates Earth Day amid growing solar panel sprawl

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Solar energy is certain to provoke cheers and jeers in Vermont this Earth Day, as an increasing number of industrial solar plants are popping up across the Green Mountain State.

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