Governor wants to streamline Act 250

The Douglas administration’s new permit reform task force has already drawn fire. Environmentalists say they haven’t yet been part of the discussion, and some question whether reform is needed.

EPA voiced lake concerns last year

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency angered Governor Jim Douglas with its criticism of the state’s efforts to clean up Lake Champlain. But the EPA’s concerns are not new. A year ago, the federal agency told the state it needs to do more to cut phosphorus pollution in the big lake. VPR’s John Dillon has more: