The EPA sent the state a strongly worded letter this spring outlining the ways the state has fallen short in its effort to reduce phosphorous loads in Lake Champlain. We’ll discuss the stratgies for the lake’s future health. And our series of audio postcards from Vermont towns continues with a visit to Readsboro.
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.
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, state officials say the EPA is off-base in its
environmental group says the state has failed to enforce water quality laws designed
to prevent sediment from washing into rivers and streams.
the Agency of Natural Resources says the environmentalists ignore improvements
the state has made in recent years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns about the level of
phosphorus pollution that the state may allow from the St. Albans sewage treatment plant.
EPA says St.
Albans Bay on Lake
Champlain is already
polluted, so phosphorus levels should be reduced.