Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Public Against Batten Kill Stocking

A few days ago we posted a Boston Globe Article that equated some folk's comments about the proposed stocking of rainbow trout on the Batten Kill River to class warfare. The comments are in and Fish and Wildlife officials have indicated that public comment about the proposal has been overwhelmingly opposed to the plan.

I have a binder of feedback that's about 1.5 to 2 inches thick, and I'm in the process of going through it now," Cox said. "I would say, as a general characterization of the input, the public is overwhelmingly in opposition to the plan to stock the river and in favor of going the route of improving the fish habitats."

Here is the link to the Bennington Banner article. This article says a decision could come as early as December of this year. Also check out Marshall Cutchin's take on this issue via Midcurrent.

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