Join us on Thursday, December 7 at 5:30pm for a panel discussion about the clean up of Lake Champlain.
Toxic blue-green algae blooms have led to the closure of Lake Carmi and beaches on Lake Champlain. In 2016, a bloom threatened the water supply for the city of Burlington.
About 42 percent of the phosphorus pollution comes from the state’s 1,100 dairy farms. Paved parking lots, stormwater systems and dirt roads also contribute to the problem.
The EPA has required that the state clean up the lake. The price tag? $2.3 billion over the next 20 years. Panelists will discuss the economic and political barriers to effective clean-up.
VTDigger editor Anne Galloway will talk with Julie Moore, secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Chris Kilian, vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation of Vermont, and David Mears, associate dean for Environmental Law Programs, Vermont Law School.
This live event at the Flynn Center’s Amy E. Tarrant Gallery is sold out, but we’ll stream the program in the video player above. Watch it on Facebook to join the conversation.
Read the story on VTDigger here: WATCH LIVE: VTDigger panel discussion on Lake Champlain cleanup.
WATCH LIVE: VTDigger panel discussion on Lake Champlain cleanup