U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has overturned an Environmental Protection Agency
rule aimed at controlling air pollution in eastern parts of the country. The
decision was a setback for states like Vermont that are downwind from the industrial Midwest.
and towns across Vermont are debating how to best treat their water systems to
meet new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. In Grand Isle, the debate is centering on whether to add chloramine.
The City of Rutland is grappling with a crisis in its Police
Department, stemming from a child pornography investigation focused on
an officer. We talk with Mayor Chris Louras about how the police investigation is being handled, and other critical issues facing Rutland. And reporter Candace Page explains why the EPA is looking at Vermont’s Lake Champlain Cleanup goals.
Pollution from underground petroleum storage tanks continues to be a problem
around Vermont. The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1 million to Vermont’s Environmental Conservation Department to deal with the issue.
oil prices high and winter on the way, Vermonters are turning back to wood for
many outdoor wood heaters are smoky and inefficient. As a result, state
environmental regulators have imposed tough standards to control the pollution.
Vermont has joined twelve states, New York City and the District of
Columbia in suing the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the
Bush Administration has failed to rein in emissions from oil refineries.