Thousands of Vermonters enjoy riding All Terrain Vehicles – or ATV’s –
but state land has always been off limits to them. Now the Agency of
Natural Resources has proposed giving them limited access to public
lands. ATV owners are hailing the idea, but environmental groups are
worried it will open the door to more widespread use of the vehicles on
state land – and they’re concerned about the damage that might cause.
We’ll hear from Danny Hale, Director of the Vermont ATV Sportsman’s
Association, Anthony Iarrapino with the Conservation Law Foundation and
Warren Coleman of the Agency of Natural Resources. (Listen)
We’ll also talk to Valley News reporter John Gregg about clusters of
cases of Lou Gehrig’s disease found around some lakes in Vermont and New
Hampshire. Researchers are trying to determine if the clusters are
connected to a bacteria common in lakes and ponds.
And we’ll visit a 1960s-era fallout shelter at the
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park to explore the link
between the Cold War and the birth of the modern environmental movement. (Listen)