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Feds seek Champlain cleanup cuts; state pushes back: EPA chief, Vermonters at odds over who pays $2B price tag

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Story by John Flowers, Gaen Murphree, Will DiGravio and John S. McCright

VERMONT — Strides have been made toward cleaning up Lake Champlain since the Vermont Legislature two years ago passed Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Lake Champlain phosphorus-reduction targets last summer.

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Towns, farms are full steam ahead on water quality

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — While politicians and federal agencies jockey to pay for the $2.3 billion clean up of Lake Champlain and improvement of Vermont’s waters, state and local agencies tasked with making it all happen are moving full speed ahead.

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Lake cleanup to result in tax increases

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Addison County lawmakers on Monday converged on the Weybridge Congregational Church to continue a debate that has been reverberating in the Statehouse: How to pay the state’s share of the estimated $2.3 billion cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

The discussion centered on Act 64, aka the Clean Water Act, a massive cleanup effort that involves municipal sewer plants, farmers, and the many impermeable surfaces — including roads and parking lots — over which water can travel on its way to the lake.

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Ag tour highlights farm efforts to improve lake water quality

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Legislators, policy makers, representatives from state and federal entities and others got on the bus Monday to see what Addison County farmers are doing to improve water quality in Lake Champlain.

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Top stories of 2015: #4 — $78 million and new farming rules aim to clean up Lake Champlain

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Toxic swirls of blue green algae closing beaches along Lake Champlain are now a recurring summer event. Although such events continue to be concentrated most heavily in Missisquoi Bay and St. Albans Bay, such popular Addison County spots as Kingsland Bay and Button Bay continue to see troubling levels of blue green algae in the hottest months intermittently.

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Lake clean-up deal targets farms; Agency to expand ag rules, practices

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Michelle Monroe and Gaen Murphree



CHAMPLAIN VALLEY — A landmark agreement between Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) puts Addison County farmers on alert that all Vermont farms within the entire Lake Champlain watershed must get on board with the new, more stringent requirements to reduce phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain — not just those within the most heavily polluted Missisquoi basin.

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