UVM Study Examines Economic Impact Of Pollution In Lake Champlain

Jul 22, 2016

Pollution in Lake Champlain could lead to a significant decrease in the value of lakeside homes and a notable loss of tourism dollars being spent in the region, according to a new study.

The study found Vermont's lakeside communities stand to lose nearly $17 million in economic activity, along with 200 full-time jobs, for every 1-meter decrease in the big lake's water clarity.

VPR spoke with the author Brian Voigt, an economist at UVM, about his findings.