EPA says state needs to do more to clean up Lake Champlain

The Environmental Protection Agency has taken Vermont to task for not doing more to keep phosphorus out of Lake Champlain. The EPA says Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation has to write stricter permits and spend more money to deal with the problem. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, state officials say the EPA is off-base in its critique.

Senate rolls back Lake clean-up bill

The Senate has rolled back a law it passed just last year that called for accelerated clean-up of Lake Champlain. The new bill satisfies the concerns of the Douglas Administration and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. They worried that last year’s law would require towns to make expensive improvements to sewage treatment plants.