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BURLINGTON, Vt. — A long-running legal feud over the best way to handle stormwater pollution in Vermont could be over.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has decided not to appeal a court ruling that ordered it to regulate stormwater pollution in five Chittenden County watersheds.
The agency had resisted the use of federal Clean Water Act permits to crack down on polluters since the Conservation Law Foundation first petitioned the agency to do that in 2003.
Agency Attorney Warren Coleman tells the Burlington Free Press officials are trying to figure out how to implement the court's decision.
CLF attorney Anthony Iarrapino says his organization could ask to extend the deadline if the parties can agree on a plan to measure cleanup progress.
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