MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - It looks like efforts to protect the edges of Vermont's lakes and rivers from the ill effects of development will have to wait another year.
Vermont lawmakers took extensive testimony this year on a bill designed to set up new buffer zones along the shores of lakes and rivers and protect them from development.
Some lakefront property owners protested what they saw as an attack on their property rights.
Now lawmakers say they want to hear more from the public. A special committee of lawmakers will hold hearings around the state during the next several months to draft legislation for expected passage next year.
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