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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…)

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Brian Shupe: Setting the Record Straight on Act 250

VNRC Executive Director Brian Shupe clears up misconceptions on Act 250.

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Vermont Senate Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Help Vermonters Harmed By Toxic Pollution

Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont Senate passed a bill (S.37) that helps Vermonters who have been harmed by toxic chemical contamination and face increased medical expenses, reduced property value, and other harms as a result of chemical contamination.  Last year, the Senate passed a similar bill and part of the bill was passed by the House but then vetoed by Governor Phil Scott.

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Kate McCarthy: Continuing the State’s Working Lands Legacy

VNRC’s Director of Sustainable Communities, Kate McCarthy, discusses her support of the Working Lands Enterprise Fund.

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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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