A House committee will hold a
hearing next week on a bill that calls for new protections for the shorelines
of lakes and ponds, including
buffer zones for new development to prevent polluting run-off. But some
property owners are concerned that the bill would infringe on their property
A new study says Lake Champlain's levels are higher because of
increased precipitation. And researchers say the wetter weather may
more phosphorus pollution to wash off the land and harm the big lake.