Jul 25, 2014 — Despite a bipartisan bill making its way through Congress to keep road and bridge projects funded, there's still concerns about the long-term health of the highway fund. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House has passed short-term funding that was based on a budget gimmick. The Senate is expected to take it up soon.
Lawmakers in the region say Congress is failing voters by avoiding a long-term solution. Go to full article
Jul 23, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) About 40 protesters have converged on the building that houses the Vermont Public Service Board to demand a halt to the natural gas pipeline expansion underway in western Vermont.
Anti-pipeline activists staged a "fish-in"--complete with poles, a canoe and a petition with 500 signatures on Tuesday afternoon to protest what they're calling a bait and switch by project developer Vermont Gas. Go to full article
Rail operators and oil companies say they are making changes to insure public safety here in the US. They also blame regulators for slow progress.
But some critics say bigger changes are needed soon. On Saturday, protestors rallying in Plattsburgh called for a mandatory phase-out of the kind of tank cars that ruptured and exploded in Lac-Megantic.
NPR's Jeff Brady has more on the regulatory debate sparked by last year's deadly crash. Go to full article
Jul 07, 2014 — Early Sunday morning in a small town in eastern Quebec, thousands of local residents held a midnight vigil for the victims of one of North America's deadliest train... Go to full article
Jul 04, 2014 — This weekend the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec is preparing to mark the one year anniversary since that deadly train derailment, when a U.S. tanker train exploded... Go to full article
Jul 04, 2014 — This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of a train derailment that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. This Saturday, local activists will gather in Plattsburgh to... Go to full article
Jun 25, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gas Systems Inc. says it has received the final permit needed to start construction on the first phase of a national gas pipeline through parts... Go to full article