Groundwater near Vermont Railway sheds tests high for salt

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org Road salt from Vermont Railway storage sheds in Shelburne has contaminated groundwater to almost five times the state’s enforcement limit, but a representative for the company says the pollution levels are decreasing. A two-day hearing was held last week in federal court over whether Shelburne can essentially ban the salt sheds… Read More »

Shelburne’s fight with Vermont Railway loses steam

The aftermath of last month’s federal District Court decision favoring Vermont Railway Inc. over the Town of Shelburne has been a quiet affair in the town where only a year ago the issue stirred protests and community action. The Selectboard meeting Tuesday evening was the board’s first since the ruling, but not a single community… Read More »

Vermont Railway salt shed prevails in U.S. District Court

By Lisa Scagliotti and Eileen O’Grady The Shelburne town government was dealt another blow in federal court last week in its efforts to thwart Vermont Railway Inc.’s construction and opening of a salt storage and distribution facility near the LaPlatte River without any significant local or state regulatory review. A U.S. District Court Judge ruled that federal… Read More »

Town and Vermont Railway back in court

Town and Vermont Railway back in court

Whose intermodal project is this? Vermont Railway’s or Barrett Trucking’s? That is the fundamental question that District Judge William K. Sessions III is evaluating, as testimony continues this week in U.S. District Court in Burlington in the Vermont Railway v. Town of Shelburne case. This latest hearing is a result of Judge Sessions’s ruling in… Read More »

Peaceful negotiations with Vermont Railway — Doris Sage

What affects a portion of Shelburne affects us all. SILENCE is Quality of Life, and once it’s gone, the loss is huge. There is a portion of Shelburne whose lives have been seriously disrupted due to NOISE caused by Vermont Rail System, salt trucks, banging tailgates, etc. Many homes have lost their peaceful sanctuary. Faculty… Read More »

Vermont Railway receives permit for stormwater runoff

Vermont Railway receives permit for stormwater runoff

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has approved Vermont Railway’s application for a permit to discharge stormwater runoff into the LaPlatte River from its Transload Facility on Catamount Road in Shelburne. The Nov. 21 ruling follows a public hearing held in Shelburne on Oct. 13, where more than 50 concerned citizens voiced their concerns and… Read More »

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