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St. Albans Citizens Group Responds to Local Wal-Mart Approval

Statement of the Northwest Citizens for Responsible Growth on Development Review Board’s Approval of Wal-Mart Members of the Northwest Citizens For Responsible Growth were extremely disappointed with the short-sightedness demonstrated by the St. Albans Development Review Board (DRB) in permitting the Wal-mart application. NWCRG is comprised of residents of St. Albans Town, St. Albans City […]

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The Future of Dufresne Dam on the Batten Kill

March 24, 2005 Background Dufresne Dam is located on the Batten Kill in Manchester. It is the only dam on the main stem of the Batten Kill. Dufresne Pond is the 9-acre impoundment formed by the dam. The dam was originally built to supply power to a local mill. Since 1957, the dam and the […]

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Vermont Fair Tax Coalition

VNRC and its Coalition partners Friends of the Earth, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, and Vermont Public Interest Research Group have been working since 1998 to promote tax policy reforms that create incentives for environmental protection.  This includes environmental tax shifting, eliminating subsidies that harm the environment, and promoting green economics in Vermont. Using a […]

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Smart Growth Technical Assistance Project

Windham Region Local Plan and Bylaw Review In 2005 VNRC will lead a new initiative known as the Windham Region Smart Growth Technical Assistance Project. Early this year, VNRC’s Steve Holmes and Jim Matteau, Executive Director of the Windham Regional Commission (WRC) based in Brattleboro, began discussions about how the Commission might work more closely […]

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Wind Commission Releases Report

November 16, 2004 The Commission on Wind Energy Regulatory Policy (Commission) has released its draft recommendations regarding the regulatory process for large-scale wind power installations. Siting of wind turbines has become a hot issue as Vermonters debate the merits of ridgeline development versus the dire need for renewable sources of energy. In general, VNRC supports […]

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Outstanding Waters Petition

September 2004 The State of Vermont has an obligation to maintain and protect ecologically significant waters. The State of Vermont has an obligation under the antidegradation policy of the Clean Water Act to ensure that water quality is maintained and protected where “high quality waters constitute an outstanding National resource, such as water of National […]

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Peterson Dam

August 18, 2004 Proceedings are underway at the Public Service Board (PSB) to determine the fate of the Peterson Dam in Milton.  VNRC has advocated for removal of the dam in order to meet water quality standards and restore spawning habitat for fish.  The PSB needs to approve a  settlement agreement among various parties that […]

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New Report Indicates State Dollars are Driving Sprawl

Last month, the Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative, on which VNRC serves as a member, released a report highlighting the fact that the State of Vermont is spending tax dollars on projects that are driving sprawl and contributing to global warming. The State of Vermont Smart Growth Progress Report concluded that the state has done little […]

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Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative

The following organizations have joined together to launch a collaborative effort to advance policy, education and community strategies to reduce sprawl and achieve smart growth in Vermont. The goal of the Vermont Smart Growth Collaborative is to foster a vision of growth and decision making that support smart growth principles — encouraging growth that creates […]

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