Our Work

Sort By

VNRC Seeks Communications & Digital Outreach Coordinator

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. We are looking for a motivated person to serve as our Communications and Digital Outreach Associate.

Read more

Times Argus: Words and Actions

Originally published by The Times Argus The gulf between words and action on the part of the Scott administration is a growing concern among those focused on environmental issues. One of the issues subject to the policy of delay is the cleanup of Lake Champlain, and now the problem for Gov. Phil Scott has gotten […]

Read more

Vermont joins nine state coalition to advance carbon pricing legislation

Focus on growing jobs, helping all participate in the clean energy transformation Montpelier, VT – Sen. Chris Pearson, Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Rep. David Deen, and advocates from the Energy Independent Vermont Coalition today announced Vermont’s participation in the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on reducing carbon emissions, ensuring equity in policy proposals, […]

Read more

Governor Scott’s response to Climate Commission recommendations disappoints, misses the mark

From Johanna Miller is the Energy & Climate Program Director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council and a Climate Action Commission Appointee. Reach her at jmiller@vnrc.org or 802-223-2328 ext. 112. When Governor Scott established a Climate Action Commission in July 2017, he charged the 21 members he appointed with recommending at least three short term actions that […]

Read more

Stay in touch with VNRC on Facebook

Recently, Facebook made changes to their News Feed that makes it more challenging for our friends and members to see our posts on Facebook. We frequently post articles here on our website, but also share original content (like our weekly Dispatch from the State House on Climate Action) on Facebook. If you’d like to keep […]

Read more

VNRC submits letter with VLCT on H.663

Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns recently submitted a letter summarizing their shared position on H.663, an act relating to municipal land use regulation of accessory on-farm businesses. Read the full letter here.

Read more

Statement from VNRC Executive Director Brian Shupe on State Budget Address

“We were encouraged to hear Gov. Scott note in his State Budget Address the importance of clean water, climate action, and investing in the future of Vermont,” said Brian Shupe, Vermont Natural Resources Council Executive Director. “However, we are deeply concerned that his statements lacked specificity or commitment to putting adequate resources behind these important […]

Read more

Business, municipal, and environmental leaders call on lawmakers to take action on long-term water funding

Business, municipal, and environmental leaders came together today to express shared support for long-term clean water funding via a parcel fee, and the establishment of a Clean Water Authority to collect and distribute those funds to on-the-ground clean water projects. In a letter to the legislature, the groups voiced their strong support for core provisions […]

Read more

In-depth legislative lowdown & look forward on climate action in Vermont

January 22, 2018 Update Despite consensus in Vermont from the highest levels of state government on down that we must tackle the challenge of climate change, our state’s carbon pollution is rising. Our rhetoric far outpaces our actions. There is no time to waste in changing this trajectory – and significant job-creation opportunities for everyone […]

Read more

Dam safety bill (H.554) passes Vermont House

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, H.554, the Dam Safety bill championed by VNRC passed the Vermont House of Representatives. This bill was developed collaboratively with the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Vermont Trout Unlimited, the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and other partners. The bill addresses gaps in inspection requirements […]

Read more