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reprinted from the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 5 No. 2 (Fall 2001)

National Park Service, Sen. Jeffords Push International Champlain Heritage Corridor

The National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies have spent over $25 million during the past eight - nine years promoting the significance and protection of Lake Champlain and its watershed. U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords (Dem., Vt.) has resurrected his controversial National Heritage Corridor scheme for the Champlain Valley with a new twist, international designation as the Champlain/Richelieu Valley Heritage Corridor. The sell is pork barrel. At the principle New York meeting, significant land acquisition and potential greenway restrictions were denied. This fall, NPS is holding workshops and hearings in New York, Vermont and Quebec.

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