EPA Finalizes Lake Champlain Pollution Targets With Increased Accountability Measures

In 2008, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a federal lawsuit that said pollution targets set in 2002 weren’t good enough.

“We felt like it was insufficient for protecting the health of the lake,” says Conservation Law Foundation Staff Attorney Elena Mihaly. “The court found in our favor and there was a settlement agreement,and the settlement agreement meant that EPA was going to redraft these pollution limits for Lake Champlain. And that redrafting process has been happening for the last eight years.”

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