The Vermont House passed a version of
a shoreline protection bill last month. But the compromise disappointed both environmentalists –
who want to see tougher restrictions – and property rights advocates, who
oppose new state regulation.
The Vermont House has advanced a bill aimed at enhancing the protection
of Vermont’s lakes from the damaging effects of some shoreline
development. But environmental groups say the bill has been significantly watered down.
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