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Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Arthur Gibb Award

In honor of Vermont legislator Arthur Gibb, who dedicated much of his life to public service to ensure that Vermont is a better place for future generations, VNRC is accepting nominations for the 2019 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.

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VNRC and CLF: EPA Plan to Address PFAS in Drinking Water Too Little, Too Late

Vermont must take action to clean up toxic chemicals in water

February 14, 2019 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) released the following statement today in response to the announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency plan to address widespread contamination of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the U.S. The plan does not commit EPA to take action to protect drinking water, add PFAS to Superfund cleanup laws, prevent new PFAS from entering the marketplace, or require reporting and monitoring of PFAS releases.

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The Water Caucus: Statement on Governor’s Budget Address

The Vermont Water Caucus is pleased that Governor Phil Scott recognized that Vermont must establish substantially increased long-term funding to restore and protect water quality in our rivers, streams, lakes and ponds this year.

However, the additional revenue proposed by the Governor appears to fall short of the funding level needed to meet Vermont’s legal obligation to establish water funding that has been outstanding since 2015.

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Climate Action Plan for 2019

Today, as part of a coalition of 25 advocacy groups, VNRC revealed a plan for acting on climate change in 2018-19.  (more…)

Sign Up to Receive Our Climate Dispatch

Stay informed about legislative action – or inaction – with VNRC’s Climate Dispatch. In brief live videos, we’ll summarize what’s happening each week in the Vermont Legislature on climate and clean energy. Sign up here.

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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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