Down By The Waterside

Last week the House passed a bill which would require all new construction within 250 feet of a lake shoreline to get a permit. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of lake-shore development restrictions.

Vt. House Advances Lake Shore Protection Bill

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.

Pollution, Property Rights At Issue In Lakeshore Bill

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 rights.