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Shumlin signs renewable energy bill after long battle

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Four days after Vermont lawmakers passed a revised version of a renewable energy bill earlier vetoed by Gov. Peter Shumlin, the Democratic governor has signed the revised bill into law. Shumlin signed the bill Monday, saying it will help local communities and regional planning commissions have more of a say in the process of siting wind ...

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Coal’s in crosshairs, but Vermont not done quitting tobacco

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s debate over divesting coal and oil from its pension portfolio appears to have smoked out an uncomfortable truth: Nearly 20 years after the state proclaimed its pension funds tobacco-free, they still contain some tobacco investments. That word came at a meeting this week of a subcommittee of the board that oversees Vermont’s public retirement funds. ...

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Vermont governor hits stay on Clean Power Plan

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay President Barack Obama’s “clean power plan.” Shumlin also is stepping up his calls for the state pension funds to divest themselves of coal company stocks. The high court on Tuesday ordered a halt to enforcement of the crackdown on coal-fired power plants until ...

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