Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
The annual Spring Move Out Project is being held in Burlington Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. The company is donating $200,000 to 50 shelters and that's where you come in. A quickMore >>
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:54:39 GMT
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border. Vermont State Police an Quebec's Provincial Police met to address the challenges of policing at the border in a specialMore >>
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:33 GMT
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.In September, 36-year-old William Mahoney was shot by a state trooper. This after police say he stole a vehicle andMore >>
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Top Canadian and U.S. officials discussed the future of energy, the environment and transportation at a two day conference in Burlington. It was the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers 36th annual event.
Bringing tar sands oil through Vermont is one of the main concerns protesters have, but Governor Shumlin made it clear today that that will never happen.
"That goes in the category of things I think will never happen," Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said.
Governor Shumlin confidently told the crowd Monday that tar sands oil will never flow through Vermont. In fact, the Governor says the group of leaders is in harmony with much of their agenda.
"We should work more quickly to move to renewable's that don't emit carbon and compromise our kids and our grand kids future," Governor Shumlin said.
That's the plan, generate as many local and affordable, renewable resources as possible.
"We're going to be a lot further along in 50 years, we're going to be a lot cleaner in 50 years than we are today," Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy said.
The Governors and Premiers say progress is already being made. The future of New England and Canada will have faster trains by next year and a Montreal connection soon after. They're also promising recharging stations for electric cars. Quebec has set an ambitious goal that by 2020, 25% of all the cars on the road will be electric.
"We can probably accomplish that in a pretty timely manner and send a pretty powerful signal that this is where the future is," Quebec Premier Jean Charest said.
But leaders say the future depends on how quickly we can end our addiction to foreign oil.
"The cost of retrofitting some of the older coal burning plants may actually be a better technology delivered at less expense," Governor Malloy said.
A lot of the conversation was also focused on creating green energy jobs. The conference next year will be in Quebec.
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