Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vermont Environmental News, April 13, 2010

Vermont Air Guard to host F-35 hearings | The Burlington Free Press:
In response to growing interest over the proposed basing of the F-35, a new and potentially noisier fighter jet, at Burlington International Airport, the Vermont Air National Guard has invited Chittenden County municipal leaders to a briefing Thursday afternoon.
Open house set on Vt. Yankee - Boston.com:
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is planning an informal open house and a formal public meeting in Brattleboro on April 19 to talk about recent radioactive leaks at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
Ex-GMP chief takes helm at VELCO: Times Argus Online
Within the world of Vermont electric utilities, one of the most important jobs is the head of the Vermont Electric Power Co. or VELCO. Christopher Dutton, the former head of Green Mountain Power, has taken over that post which had, until a few days ago, been held by John Donleavy.
Vt. has new wildlife director - WCAX.COM:
Vermont has a new wildlife director. Mark Scott says a priority in the new job at the Fish and Wildlife Department is finding a balance between animals and people. The state just finished work on a ten year widlife management plan for big game like turkey, deer, moose and bear.
Vermont seeks solution to wood boiler smoke | The Burlington Free Press:
Vermont was the first state to adopt emissions standards for wood boilers, in 2007. Other New England states followed, including Massachusetts, with stricter limits. Last week, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire tightened their standards for new furnaces. Vermont is now offering furnace owners financial incentives to replace older, dirty units with new cleaner ones.
Efficiency Vermont’s tips for springtime energy savings | The Burlington Free Press:
If the end of another Vermont winter makes you want to air the house and do a good spring cleaning, here are some great ways to get double duty out of all that effort.