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Vt. House members to meet with EPA about lake

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The chairs and vice chairs of eight Vermont House committees are set to meet with officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to talk about what needs to be done to clean up Lake Champlain.

Wednesday's session -- set for 10 a.m. to noon in Room 11 of the Statehouse -- is expected to include officials from the Boston regional office of the federal agency, as well as the legislators.

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Lawmakers say they expect to hear about the EPA's expectations for the state's efforts to reduce pollutants flowing into the lake.

The state has presented a plan to the EPA on how it will meet pollution standards. Lawmakers say they expect to get information on how much work and state funding will be required.

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