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  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair
  • Sen. Brian Campion, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald
  • Sen. John Rodgers
  • Sen. Corey Parent

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy




Committee meetings will be live streamed here


March 31, 2020 - April 3, 2020

Last Updated 4/2/2020 12:11 PM


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

10:00 AM                   ANR General Update on Programs Impacted by COVID-19 (10 minutes)

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation


-                                   Water Systems (10 minute report)

COVID-19 impact on public water systems and wastewater systems


Tom Dipietro, President, Green Mountain Water Environment Association


-                                   Solid Waste (7 minute reports)

COVID 19 impact on solid waste systems

Kim Crosby, Environmental Compliance Officer, Casella Waste Management

John Leddy, Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District

Jennifer Holliday, Director of Public Policy and Diversion Policy, Chittenden Solid Waste District

Terri Kuczynski, Addison County Solid Waste

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation


-                                   Municipal Sludge (20 minutes)

Field Application of: Regulation and Current Status: PFAS

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources


-                                   Energy Programs

COVID 19 impact on energy efficiency programs and weatherization?

Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department

Rebecca Foster, Director, Efficiency Vermont

Paul Zabriskie, Director of Weatherization and Climate Impact, Capstone Community Action

Geoff Wilcox, Weatherization Program Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department for Children and Families


Thursday, April 2, 2020

10:00 AM                   COVID-19 Impacts: ANR General Update





Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Matthew Chapman, General Counsel, Agency of Natural Resources


-                                   COVID-19 Impacts : Vermont Clean Water Acts/TMDLS

Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets - Invited

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Karen Horn, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Lyn Munno, Director, Watershed United Vermont

Mary Russ, Director, White River Partnership

Hilary Solomon, Manager, Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District


Please contact jnewman@leg.state.vt.us with questions and comments.