Boaters and swimmers can take comfort in knowing the Connecticut River is cleaner than it has been in years. The Connecticut River Watershed Council monitors river contamination using volunteers who take samples at designated locations on the river. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s executive director Andrew Fisk.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changing how they deal with navigable waters across the country under the Clean Water Act. But the New York Farm Bureau is raising red flags saying the agency is attempting to expand their authority without appropriate public input.