Douglas criticizes EPA criticism

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Governor Jim Douglas is panning the Environmental Protection Agency for its criticism of Vermont’s efforts to clean up Lake Champlain.

Douglas says the EPA’s contention that Vermont’s efforts to reduce phosphorous pollution in the lake are inadequate is out of touch and scientifically baseless.

In an April letter, the director of the EPA’s Office of Ecosystem Protection in New England, said that after almost six years of work, large amounts of phosphorus fertilizer continues to flow into Lake Champlain from the state’s rivers.

Douglas says you won’t find another state doing as much to protect its natural resources as Vermont.

And Douglas counters that the EPA is taking America’s environmental policies in the wrong direction.

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