Whatever Vermont has done to clean up Lake Champlain, it’s not good enough, say the feds. At this rate we won’t meet a key September 4 deadline. The dreaded, hugely expensive three-acre phosphorus runoff regulation may need to be enforced after all.
"Ehlers said he isn’t counting on federal action. “This is all kabuki theater in my mind — these letters going back and forth,” he said. “And the end outcome is that our waterways and our lake are getting more degraded and impaired every day.” Zack Porter, the Lake Champlain lakekeeper for the Conservation Law Foundation, said that the state needs “to find creative solutions” for funding “rather than kicking this one down the road.”."
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