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VNRC, New Groundwater Law Featured in New York Times

August 21, 2008

Felicity Barringer of the New York Times highlights VNRC’s role in passing the new groundwater law in an article appearing in Thursday’s issue. The law is discussed in the context of other groundwater protection efforts across the country, and is examined against the backdrop of the controversial proposal for a commercial water bottling operation in East Montpelier.

“It’s no longer an under-the-radar issue,” said Jon Groveman, the general counsel of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. “There is now a sense that groundwater is finite and needs to be protected.”… Mr. Groveman, one of the bill’s architects, drew praise not only from its legislative sponsors but also from Mr. MacLean, who represented the golf course and bottled-water industries.

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