Cleaning up Lake Champlain

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.

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.