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Report Assesses Vermont's Environmental Health

04/23/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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A group of University of Vermont students backpack over the section of the Long Trail on Jay Peak Resort's ski trails in Montgomery.

We like to think Vermont is "green" but when you look beyond the postcard image, how is Vermont’s environment really doing? The Agency of Natural Resources is resuming a tradition of an annual report on the state's leading environmental indicators. "Resilience: A Report on the Health of Vermont's Environment" will be released Monday, and we'll discuss the finding with ANR Secretary Deb Markowitz and Commissioner of Environmental Conservation David Mears. Among the topics we'll discuss are flood mitigation and prevention, the impacts of climate change on Vermont, and the condition of our major waterways and forestlands.

Also in the program, the legislative task that comes around every ten years: redistricting. The House and Senate still have compromising to do before they arrive at a final map of new legislative districts for the state, but neither of their plans is close to the idea that emerged from the summer Legislative Apportionment Board hearings. We talk with Tom Little, who chaired those meetings, about where the process stands now.

And we read from your messages to Vermont Edition.


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