• US gives thumbs up on 2 Vermont rivers
    November 25,2013
     

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ST. JOHNSBURY — Two Vermont rivers are a step closer to being designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system.

    Legislation that included the Upper Missisquoi and Trout rivers in northern Vermont was passed Thursday by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

    The National Wild and Scenic Rivers system was established in 1968 and is designed to recognize and preserve rivers with exceptional and recreational value.

    The designation would highlight the unique cultural, scenic and recreational qualities of these rivers, but it would not hinder commercial or recreational activities along the rivers.

    The legislation that passed Thursday was proposed by Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and supported by Sen. Patrick Leahy. Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch has proposed similar legislation in the House.

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