Lake Champlain Draft TMDL Budget a Step in the Right Direction

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Budget is a response to a Conservation Law Foundation lawsuit

August 14, 2015 (BURLINGTON, VT) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the EPA’s announcement of the draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) phosphorus pollution budget for Lake Champlain. This new budget is a response to CLF’s lawsuit and subsequent federal court settlement with the EPA over the 2002 TMDL.

“Now is a time for real solutions, and today’s draft TMDL represents an important step towards making Lake Champlain a cleaner and more vibrant place to fish, swim and play,” said Christopher Kilian, Director of CLF’s Vermont Advocacy Center. “CLF will be reviewing the budget, timetables and financing to ensure accountability, but we are optimistic that we are on the cusp of real and measurable progress.”

Christopher Kilian is available for further comment.