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VNRC Urges Vermonters to “Take Back the Tap”

VNRC Co-Releases National Report Detailing Health, Safety, Environmental Concerns with Bottled Water June 28, 2007 Montpelier– Choosing tap water over bottled water is better for consumers’ health, their pocketbooks, and the environment, according to a new report written by the Washington, DC-based Food & Water Watch. Today, Food & Water Watch’s Vermont partners – the […]

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Water Bottling Company Sets Sights on East Montpelier Spring

FOR AN UPDATE ON THIS STORY AND VNRC’S GROUNDWATER GOALS, CLICK HERE. May 2007 A  large-scale commercial bottled water operation is being proposed in central Vermont. The Montpelier Spring Water Company has, in recent weeks, approached the East Montpelier selectboard and the Montpelier City Council for general statements of approval and right-of-way permissions for the […]

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VNRC, Partners Call for Action on Climate Change

April 26, 2007 VNRC’s work to press for substantive, state-led initiatives to combat climate change gathers momentum. VNRC joined partners in the Vermont Environmental Collaborative in the State House today to demonstrate united support for the comprehensive energy bill under consideration in the Legislature. The bill would take vital steps forward on efforts to tackle […]

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VNRC Asks for Leadership on Climate Change

By Elizabeth Courtney April 24, 2007 In January, the Vermont House and Senate leadership set the tone for this legislative session when they made climate change the top priority. And on the national front, every member of our congressional delegation is poised for action, by supporting the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act. On April 14th […]

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VNRC Wins Important National Victory for Wildlife, Forests

April 2007 The nation’s national forest lands and wildlife are safer now, thanks in large part to a lawsuit filed by VNRC and other leading environmental groups. In an exciting victory, a federal court judge on March 30, 2007 put the brakes on the Bush administration’s implementation of its environmentally harmful forest planning regulations. Judge […]

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VNRC Co-Hosts ‘Step It Up’ Rally in Montpelier

March 2007 To help spur the bold, substantive action many climate scientists and advocates say is essential to tackle climate change, this April 14 over 50 communities across Vermont will join over 1,000 communities across the nation in hosting ‘Step It Up’ rallies. On this National Day of Climate Action, in iconic places across the […]

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VNRC, Diverse Coalition Push Energy Efficiency Expansion

February 22, 2007 VNRC is part of a newly established ‘Building Efficiency Coalition,’ representing businesses, low-income groups, environmental organizations and individuals. Yesterday the coalition came together at the Vermont State House to introduce and call for passage of S.94 — a bill that would help more Vermonters maximize efficiency in heating their homes and businesses. […]

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Citizens Reject Biased Wal-Mart Proceedings

February 21, 2007 Members of a citizens group that has been working for more than two years to keep Wal-Mart from building a 160,000-square foot store in a farmfield two miles outside St. Albans city today rejected – in writing – the St. Albans Town Development Review Board proceedings in the matter, saying the process […]

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Activists, Sportsmen, Others Pull Together for Vermont’s Wildlife

February 2007 The Vermont Wildlife Partnership, a non-traditional coalition of 36 organizations that includes VNRC, The Nature Conservancy and the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen, is urging lawmakers to secure long-term funding for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, which finds itself increasingly stretched financially. The coalition, known as the Vermont Wildlife Partnership, supports the recommendations […]

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VNRC Rejects Policy That Paves Farms to Solve Stormwater

Update: January 2007 Wal-Mart needs a state permit to discharge stormwater into a nearby tributary of Stevens Brook, a stream which already does not meet Vermont water quality standards. Last summer, the Agency of Natural Resources granted the stormwater permit to the developers of the proposed 160,000-square-foot store. But, among other problems with the proposal, […]

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