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Vermont Natural Resources Council Begins Colchester Dam Removal

Removal of Mill Pond Dam on Indian Brook in Colchester is now underway following a two-year design and permitting process. (more…)

Submit a Comment: Help us Keep the Public Involved in Public Land Management

The Trump Administration’s Forest Service has proposed a sweeping new rule to strip environmental review on proposed Forest Service activities on our national forests. Estimates are that as many as 90% of Forest Service decisions could now be fast-tracked and not subject to meaningful environmental review.

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VNRC once again receives 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

VNRC has once again received a 4-star rating (out of a possible four stars) from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. See our profile to learn more about the metrics behind our rating. (more…)

Governor Scott’s Veto of Medical Monitoring Bill Protects Corporate Polluters Rather than Vermonters

Today Governor Scott vetoed S.37, a bill that would have helped victims of toxic contamination by allowing Vermonters to seek medical monitoring expenses from the polluter that released toxic chemicals.

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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…)

Apply to Become Vermont Conservation Voters Political Outreach Associate!

The Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV), in partnership with the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), has an exciting opportunity for an outgoing person who wants to have a significant impact on the future of Vermont.

Learn more and apply by clicking here!