Contamination from the mega-dairies that supply Vermont’s big brands, like Ben & Jerry's and Cabot, is nothing new to Vermonters, especially when it comes to the contamination of our waterways. For decades, these iconic brands have garnered enormous profits – each hovering around the $1 billion-a-year level – while pushing a kind of confinement, non-grazing dairy production, resulting in a toxic farm runoff that is literally choking our lakes and streams. Even the beloved Lake Champlain is one of more than 100 other bodies of water in Vermont that are classified as “impaired.” And, in many cases, “impaired” means filled with the green slime that is cyanobacteria, smelling so badly that homes and summer camps have become uninhabitable, and beaches are posted with signs that warn, “no swimming.” Read more: regenerationvermont.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RVT_FailureToRegulate_7.pdf... See MoreSee Less
Greetings to all those interested in Saving Lake Carmi, and all waters of Vermont. The Vermont Senate Natural Resources & Energy and the Senate Agriculture Committees are holding a joint hearing on water quality and agriculture from 5:30pm-7pm, Monday, November 20th, at Franklin Town Hall.
Please attend the following hearing! This is extremely important as these are our lawmakers holding this hearing, and it will be the chance to have our voices heard.
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