The Vermont Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Phil Scott's veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act - legislation that legally requires the state to meet targets for reducing carbon emissions in the coming years. Since the House had already voted to override the veto, the measure is now law.
The Vermont House approved legislation Wednesday that would legally mandate the state meet carbon emission reductions targets in the coming years, and allow individuals to sue the government if it fails to do so.
A new set of laws took effect Wednesday in Vermont that are designed to protect the environment in a state that has long prided itself on taking care of its natural resources. As of July 1, stores across the state can no longer bag customers' purchases in plastic.
Before Covid-19 hit, 2020 was shaping up to be a momentous year for climate change policy in Vermont.
A study by Bennington College released on Monday found unusually high amounts of potentially hazardous PFAS compounds in the soil and water downwind from the embattled Norlite aggregate and incineration plant.
As Vermont spends tens of millions of dollars to clean up Lake Champlain and other waterways, dairy farms are under increasing scrutiny.
Pennsylvania state senators on Wednesday raised concerns that a possible multistate initiative to reduce emissions of climate warming gases from cars and trucks will drive up fuel prices in the commonwealth.
Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.