Lake Champlain

Lawmakers look to bank on TDI money for Lake Champlain cleanup

Lawmakers hope to borrow against future proceeds from Transmission Developers, Inc. and put the money toward the $25 million a year needed for lake clean up.

Then Again: A winter wracked by scurvy and cold

Sixty French soldiers huddled inside a small fort on an island in the middle of Lake Champlain during the winter of 1666. Each must have wondered: “What am I doing here?”

Chinese Delegation Examines Ecology of Lake Champlain with VLS, UVM

News Release — Vermont Law School March 2, 2017 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., March 2, 2017––Scholars and government officials from China will examine legal and scientific issues related to watershed ecological damage and compensation, using Lake Champlain as a model, during a […]

Scott administration rejects $31 million tax plan for Lake Champlain cleanup

The big ticket items are a 1 percent increase in the rooms and meals tax, which would generate $18.9 million annually; a $10 annual motorcycle fee, which raises $6 million a year, and a 0.2 percent surcharge on the property transfer tax, which brings in $4.7 million annually.

Vote to leave Missisquoi causeway in place proves divisive

Planners want to use an available $4 million in ways they say would more effectively address water pollution. An environmental group calls that a misuse of the funds.

Lawmakers look at fees, taxes to fund Lake Champlain cleanup

The fees and taxes range from vehicle sales to diesel and gasoline sales taxes, to fertilizer fees, to a bump in the rooms tax and an occupancy surcharge, to a tax on limousine services.

Corrina Parnapy: It takes a watershed to pollute a lake

Protecting water quality does not take place within the water, but starts at the highest peak of a watershed.

Lawmakers consider proposing tax on coffee

The idea is one of several being tossed around as potential revenue sources for the cleanup of Lake Champlain.

John McClaughry: The Lake Champlain phosphorus crisis

A program for “reducing phosphorus pollution in the Lake” has become an all-inclusive environmental improvement program, with a new taxpayer funding source.

David Bond & Phoebe Cohen: What dismantling the EPA means for Vermont

The new administration appears driven by an unprecedented hostility to science itself.

LCBP and Vermont Law School to Host Lake Champlain Briefing for Vermont Legislature and Scott Administration Staff

News Release — Vermont Law School, Lake Champlain Basin Program January 27, 2017 Contact: Eric Howe, LCBP Program Director (802) 372-3213 David Mears, Vice Dean, Vermont Law School (802) 831-1136 LCBP and Vermont Law School to host Lake Champlain briefing for Vermont legislature and Scott administration staff on Feb. 2, 2017 Grand Isle, VT – […]

Lake Champlain Basin Program Taking Public Comment on Lake Champlain Plan

News Release — Lake Champlain Basin Program January 26, 2017 Contact: Eric Howe, LCBP Director (802) 372-3213 or (800) 468-5227 Lake Champlain Basin Program Welcomes Input on Opportunities for Action, an Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin Grand Isle, VT – LCBP announces the opening of a public comment period for […]

Heather Furman: Nature-based solutions can help clean up Lake Champlain

The Nature Conservancy’s Water Quality Blueprint is an innovative and interactive, web-based map that identifies the best places to make smart investments.

State treasurer: Property owners should pick up tab for Lake Champlain cleanup

The state treasurer says the state needs to collect $25 million a year for 20 years from residential and commercial property owners.