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EPA Opposes Circ Highway Redesign

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has come out against the latest redesign for the Circumferential Highway in Chittenden County. In a recent letter, the EPA stated that the plan would cause unacceptable damage to wetlands and streams. The EPA has the authority to stop the highly contentious project, and in the letter recommended that the alternative plan “is too environmentally harmful to receive a permit.” The EPA also noted that less environmentally damaging alternatives are feasible. Read the EPA letter and the associated comments.