state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic
algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding
solutions to suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.
A House committee will hold a
hearing next week on a bill that calls for new protections for the shorelines
of lakes and ponds, including
buffer zones for new development to prevent polluting run-off. But some
property owners are concerned that the bill would infringe on their property
Walter Freed and Brian Dubie join us from the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota to talk about the national ticket of McCain-Palin, and how Republican candidates in Vermont are approaching the November election.
The state of Vermont
has spent $85 million dollars in the last five years to clean up Lake
Champlain, but so far, we’ve seen little in the way of results. UVM
Lake Scientist, Mary Watzin speaks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the lake’s
complex ecosystem, and how pollution affects it.