Maroney: Time for a performance audit on statutes to preserve farms and protect water quality?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maroney: Time for a performance audit on statutes to preserve farms and protect water quality?

 

Editor’s note: This op-ed is by James H. Maroney Jr., who has a master’s degree in Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School and is a former farmer.

The debate over whether a pipeline carrying tar sands oil across Vermont or a farmer who grows rye and distills it into whiskey on his farm should or should not be subject to environmental review begs the question of why any industrial process, much less conventional agriculture, infamous for its proclivity to pollute the water, should be exempt from Act 250. Read more >>

 

Posted in Opinion | Tagged James H. Maroney Jr., Vermont Housing & Conservation Board,Vermont land use laws

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