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Obama's green-job czar urges Vt. to lead

(via burlingtonfreepress.com)

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — When President Barack Obama's "green-job czar," Van Jones, spoke to Vermont business leaders Thursday afternoon, he declined to preach to the choir. Instead, he issued a challenge: A recession-hobbled nation, he said, needs the Green Mountain State to maintain its "pace-car" reputation for merging entrepreneurial, environmental and social-justice strategies.

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on May 22, 2009 at 05:51 AM

Expert says Yankee decommissioning estimates might be low

(via www.timesargus.com)

A nuclear decommissioning expert got tough questions Tuesday on whether the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is saving enough to pay for its eventual dismantling.

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on May 20, 2009 at 07:51 AM

Nuclear expert questioned

(via burlingtonfreepress.com)

A nuclear decommissioning expert faced tough questions Tuesday on whether the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is saving enough to pay for its eventual dismantling.

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on May 20, 2009 at 07:51 AM

Douglas lauds Obama over emission standards

(via burlingtonfreepress.com)

Gov. Jim Douglas is lauding an Obama administration decision to follow the lead of California, Vermont and other states in linking vehicle fuel efficiency standards and carbon emissions.

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on May 19, 2009 at 07:20 AM

PSB begins hearings on Vermont Yankee future

(via www.rutlandherald.com)

The Public Service Board began its nearly three-week-long hearings on the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Monday, with much of the questioning centering on the environmental impact of nuclear power.

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on May 19, 2009 at 07:20 AM

Federal grant conserves big forest land tract in Vermont

(via www.timesargus.com)

RICHMOND, Vt. — A vast tract of Northern Vermont forest land that is home to bear, bobcats and moose and crisscrossed by snowmobile trails is going to be protected from development while remaining open to the public.

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on May 19, 2009 at 07:20 AM

At Statehouse, even the thumbs go green

(via www.rutlandherald.com)

Signs of the times: a cash-strapped state government cutting the budget for flowers outside its Capitol, and frugal Vermonters stepping up to plant vegetables instead.

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on May 18, 2009 at 07:50 AM

At Statehouse, time for green thumbs

(via www.timesargus.com)

Signs of the times: a cash-strapped state government cutting the budget for flowers outside its Capitol – and frugal Vermonters stepping up to plant vegetables instead.

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on May 15, 2009 at 07:50 AM

Madeleine M. Kunin: Creating an Environmental Miracle in China

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

“When I came to Vermont I could see the Milky Way, so many stars, it was so beautiful. I haven’t seen stars since I was...

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on May 13, 2009 at 09:21 AM

Antifreeze bill intended to save lives

(via www.rutlandherald.com)

The Legislature has passed a measure that will save countless animal lives and prevent childhood emergencies by requiring antifreeze to have a bittering additive.

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on May 12, 2009 at 06:21 AM