Friday, October 1, 2010

Vermont Environmental News, October 1, 2010

Barre Town panel backs November vote for a town forest | Times Argus Online
A committee appointed by the selectboard will unanimously recommend that voters be asked on Election Day in November to borrow $100,000 to create a town forest.

The $100,000 amount would cover the town’s share of a proposed community forest out of land mostly owned by Rock of Ages.
Shaftsbury asphalt firm fined by DEC | Bennington Banner
A local asphalt manufacturer has been fined by the state for emissions violations.

Alex Elliott, an attorney for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division, said William E. Dailey Inc. was penalized $1,900 and ordered to pay $6,000 toward a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP).
Vermont environment, energy policy up for gubernatorial debate | The Burlington Free Press
Vermont's two leading gubernatorial candidates are to face one another in debate before environmental and alternative energy groups.

Democrat Peter Shumlin and Republican Brian Dubie are set to debate Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton in South Burlington. The event is being hosted by Renewable Energy Vermont and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.