Vermont governor targets manure spreading
January 12, 2015 by Vermont Public Radio
January 12, 2015, Montpelier, VT – Gov. Peter Shumlin says his new Lake Champlain pollution plan contains a “carrot and stick” approach to control water pollution from dairy farms.
The carrot is money. The governor says he’ll provide funds to help farmers do a better job handling manure. But if they continue to pollute, he wants to kick them out of a program that reduces their property taxes. That’s the stick. READ MORE