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Lake Champlain Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Vermont is behind schedule on a plan to develop a key pollution permit program to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting people to comment at a series of public meetings on water quality improvement projects designed to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources Secretary wants to fund water quality improvements from the state's capital bill, money usually used to pay for large construction projects.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the state remains committed to seeing Lake Champlain cleaned up, even though the total estimated price tag over the next 20 years could exceed $1 billion.

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The state of Vermont is seeking public input on a plan to clean up Lake Champlain by reducing the amount of phosphorous and other pollutants that reach the lake.

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The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified Vermont officials that they will sign off on the state's plan to clean up Lake Champlain.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin used two locations overlooking Lake Champlain to sign the state’s new water quality bill today.

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The Vermont House and Senate have agreed on a water quality bill and moved the legislation to the desk of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. The governor is expected to sign what he's calling the most significant clean water bill in the state's history.

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The Vermont House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that raises $8 million for efforts to clean up Lake Champlain and other waters of the state.

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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says cleaning up Lake Champlain and other lakes is critical to the future of the region and the country.

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The Vermont League of Cities and Towns says the Lake Champlain cleanup plan is headed in the right direction, but members have concerns about how the plan will be paid for and how the state can permit municipal roads.

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Vermont officials will be sending off a plan to reduce storm-water runoff into Lake Champlain to avoid costly federal intervention.

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Vermont lawmakers are considering tax increases for rooms, meals, liquor, wine and rental vehicles as part of a funding package that would be used to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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Regional representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and officials from Vermont state agencies outlined proposed plans to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain to key House leaders Wednesday.