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Ought to Vermont hold throwing cash at cleansing up the state’s polluted waterways—with out offering funding for stopping future air pollution?

Vermont’s Clear Water Board is taking public feedback via September 6, on the board’s priorities for funding the cleanup of Vermont’s waterways.

You possibly can submit feedback in writing right here.

Higher but, ship your feedback in particular person on the board’s public listening to, 10 a.m. Thursday, August 22, on the Nationwide Life Constructing, Winooski Room, in Montpelier.

Greater than half of the state’s water woes are immediately attributable to industrial manufacturing unit farm dairy manufacturing, the place too many cows create an excessive amount of manure in ecologically-sensitive areas.

In keeping with a report from Regeneration Vermont—”A failure to Regulate: Massive Dairy & Water Air pollution in Vermont”—from 40 – 79 % of the phosphorus and nitrogen air pollution, and virtually all the pesticide air pollution, comes from the economic mega-dairies that provide Cabot Creamery and Ben & Jerry’s. 

Cabot’s and Ben & Jerry’s rake in billions in gross sales yearly, whereas paying farmers lower than it prices them to supply the milk. But these two firms need Vermont taxpayers to foot the invoice for cleansing up their mess!

One of the simplest ways to wash up Vermont’s water is to cease polluting it within the first place. And meaning cleansing up Vermont’s industrial manufacturing unit farm dairy trade.

Don’t miss this chance to inform the Vermont Clear Water Board that it’s time to begin stopping the air pollution of Vermont’s waterways by funding a transition to natural regenerative dairy manufacturing. The extra individuals who attend Thursday’s assembly, the higher!

It is senseless to throw cash at yesterday’s air pollution whereas permitting right now’s—and tomorrow’s—air pollution to proceed.