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Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By Lisa Lynn



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REPORTERS LISA LYNN, left, of the Addison Independent and Terri Hallenbeck of Seven Days display the lake trout they caught almost simultaneously during a four-hour fishing trip on Lake Champlain early in June with LCI Executive Director James Ehlers. The journalists interviewed Ehlers on issues concerning water quality and the health of the lake’s fishery. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

On Tuesday, June 16, Gov. Peter Shumlin headed to the shores of Lake Champlain, first to Burlington and later to St. Albans, to sign H.35, a piece of legislation that he has called “the most significant clean water bill in the state’s history.”

The legislation will help unlock tens of millions of dollars of federal funds and provide $7.5 million of state funds over the next three years to clean up waters in the Lake Champlain watershed and other bodies of water across the state.

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