After this week’s meetings and with the comment deadline approaching, Work Group members will take the public’s input into consideration before making a final recommendation to the Joint Commission.
Their preliminary choice is Option B or C, as they say those studies would have the most comprehensive understanding of the watershed system and possible mitigation benefits.
Regardless of the group’s preference, the U.S. and Canadian governments will ultimately decide how to move forward and which study option may be implemented.
International Joint Commission Commissioner Dereth B. Glance said the Work Group is “listening to all the great stuff people have to say” before making it decision.
“This is the very early stages of a very multidimensional issue,” she told the Press-Republican.
HOW TO COMMENT
- A detailed copy of the Work Group's findings and proposed options can be found at www.ijc.org/champlainrichelieuplan.
- The deadline for public comment on the study options is Monday, March 18.
- Residents can submit comments about the proposed study plans online at http://ijc.org/champlainrichelieuplan/?page_id=145 or by mailing submissions to Stephanie Castle, U.S. Co-Secretary, at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458.