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Vermont Environmental Officials Warn Potential Polluters

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources says it is making an effort to stop pollution before it happens.
The agency's 2018 enforcement report released last week describes a new effort within the Department of Environmental Conservation to stop violations before they happen. The Rutland Herald reports a reorganization has combined the department's enforcement office with the environmental assistance office.

DEC environmental compliance division Director Kim Greenwood says the office has been reaching out proactively to prevent potential pollution violations, such as burn piles.

The report shows that DEC issued 26 "assurances of discontinuance" last year and 27 civil citations.

Greenwood says the office still relies on an involved public to help with environmental protection enforcement.

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