A new article posted by the Rutland Herald today reports that the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has asked for more information about the BLSG Insect Control District’s application to apply pesticides to control mosquitoes. “I just asked them to clarify some pieces of their pesticide discharge management plan,” said Misha Cetner of Vermont DEC.
The article also reported that Mason Overstreet of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School has asked the state to deny the permit. “We see their application as deficient,” Overstreet said of the BLSG permit request. “We are concerned that the district has arbitrary action thresholds.”
The DEC is expected to make a decision on the BLSG permit in the next month.