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Opinion: Different approach needed for Lake Champlain cleanup

Posted on September 11, 2014 |
By David Brynn



The Addison Independent recently reported that the federal government has committed $45 million on the cleanup of Lake Champlain in Vermont. Our great lake is worth it and I applaud this bold initiative.

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Vermont Gas defends underwater drilling process

Posted on September 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Phase II of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas pipeline, which would involve 19 miles of steel conduit stretching underground from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y., has generated a lot of criticism and comments of concern from citizens who have weighed in on the project this year.

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Opinion: Feds' bucks for Lake Champlain just throwing money at problem

Posted on September 3, 2014 |
By James H. Maroney Jr.



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Feds promise $45 million for Lake Champlain

Posted on September 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BURLINGTON — With the stunning vista of Lake Champlain at his back, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the federal government will spend up to $45 million to protect the lake and its watershed.

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Does algae threaten Lake Champlain drinking water?

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Jenevra Wetmore



VERMONT — For three days early this August Ohio’s fourth-largest city had no drinking water. Toledo’s tap water, supplied by Lake Erie, was contaminated with toxins produced by blue-green algae, forcing 500,000 residents to turn off their taps.

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Community Forum: All is not fair on land or water

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Denise Smith



This week’s writer is Denise Smith of St. Albans, who currently serves as the executive director of the Friends of the Northern Lake Champlain. Smith has spent most of her life living and working in the Lake Champlain Basin.

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Opinion: Everyone must do their part to combat water pollution

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Chris Robbins



This letter is in response to the community forum “Water pollution: Don’t just blame farmers,” by Emerson Lynn in the July 28 edition of the Independent.

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Farmers say new regulations aren't needed

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — As the state Agency of Agriculture debates whether to implement new regulations on farmers in the Missisquoi Bay watershed in an effort to cut down on phosphorus pollution, farmers in Addison County say more regulation is not the answer.

“The regulations that we have, including the Accepted Agricultural Practices, are adequate,” said Bill Moore, legislative director for the Vermont Farm Bureau.

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Community Forum: Don't just blame farmers for water pollution

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Emerson Lynn



This week's writer is Emerson Lynn, editor of the St. Albans Messenger

Franklin County has long held the distinction of producing more milk than any other county in Vermont, or New England. Dairy farmers have been to Franklin County what the Red Sox are to Boston.

There are easier professions, which explains why the average age of a dairy farmer includes a lot of gray hair, aching backs and not a lot of extended vacations.

And, increasingly, not a lot of sympathy.

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College summer school pushes students to think like scientists

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Weyland Joyner



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MIDDLEBURY — A group of Middlebury College students met in a sixth floor Bicentennial Hall classroom one recent morning to plan their hunt for bacteria. Their ultimate goal was to reduce or eliminate the potentially dangerous cyanobacteria that has become a growing pollution problem in Lake Champlain and other bodies of water.

But just as important is that they learn processes and habits of mind that will make them good engineers, mathematicians and scientists.

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