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Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Help Vermonters Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

Today, the Vermont Senate voted to help Vermonters exposed to toxic chemicals by approving legislation, S.37. This bill holds polluters accountable for medical monitoring costs that are due to toxic exposure.

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Vermont House Passes Two Bills to Protect Vermonters from Toxic Chemicals

Today, the Vermont House voted to protect Vermont families by supporting two bills – one to hold toxic polluters accountable (S.37) and another to reduce our children’s exposure to toxic chemicals in children’s products (S.55).

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Vermont House Makes Important Initial Progress to Establish Long-Term Clean Water Funding

The Vermont House of Representatives has taken a major step towards establishing long-term funding for clean water.   (more…)

Advocating for Public Involvement on our National Forest

At VNRC, we believe one of the most important land management principles is to provide the public with opportunities to participate in the stewardship of our public land.

This principle is currently being tested as the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) (more…)

Statement from Vermont Natural Resources Council – Doyle v. City of Burlington Police Department

The Vermont Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by ACLU of Vermont that seeks the release of Burlington police records.
At issue is whether Vermont agencies may charge citizens for inspection of public records. The Vermont Natural Resources (VNRC) and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed an amicus brief in the case arguing that imposing inspection fees would run counter to Vermont state law and undermine principles of government transparency and accountability. (more…)

November 2018

Election Day, Don’t Let Our Kids Down!, VECAN’s 11th Annual Community Energy & Climate Action Conference, Act 250 Community Input Report, VNRC’s Night Out at Zero Gravity, VNRC Awards Small Grant to Danville, VT, Living Planet Report, and more.

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October 2018

VNRC Annual Meeting Re-Cap, Tracking Parcelization Trends in Vermont, VCV’s Environmental Scorecard, Small Grants for Smart Growth, New Staff, Kate McCarthy Receives Accolades, Colin Keegan Selected to Vermont Changemakers Table, VNRC in the Press, and more

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September 2018

Working Together for Equity, Conservation Really Pays off in Vermont, It’s Not too Late to Share Input on Act 250, VNRC Recognizes Steve Sinclair, Progress Made on Dam Removal in Colchester, “Rise for Climate” Day of Action, and more.

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August 2018

Headlines: Not Too Late to Participate in Act 250 Public Forums, Climate Commission Delivers Recommendations, Apply for a Small Grant for Smart Growth!, Film Screening of Broke: The Santa Barbara Pipeline Oil Spill of 2015, Save the Date: VNRC’s Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring a Part-Time Office Associate, and more.

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July 2018

Headlines: Act 250 Public Forums Across Vermont, Developer Pulls Plug on NewVistas, VNRC Secures Dam Removal Funding, VNRC Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, Bernie Sanders is a Believer in VECAN’s Town Energy Committees, News from Button Up Vermont, Energy Action Network Releases Annual Report, Vermont Performs Nicely on AARP’s Livability Index, New EPA Report Reveals Increased PFAS Danger, Save the Date: VNRC Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring!

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