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Jon Groveman: Act 250 bill protects water quality

This commentary is by Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council. It also appeared in VTDigger, the Bennington Banner and the Brattleboro Reformer. In 1970,…

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Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

The Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law today, permanently funding LWCF after 55 years! Thank you, Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch for supporting this absolutely critical…

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New bill helps protect Vermont watersheds

Act H.833, a new bill that will help the state protect its surface waters, has passed the Vermont House of Representatives.  As periods of drought increase and seasonal weather patterns…

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2020 Climate Dispatch

Curious as to what's happening at the State house and how you can get your voice heard?
Tune into the online conversation by following the #ActOnClimateVT hashtag on social media, and watch our weekly legislative update posted shortly after 12pm on Fridays during the legislative session.
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Dark Waters film screening & panel

Event Date: August 14-18
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Webinar: Vermont’s Wetlands

Event Date: August 6
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Webinar: Protecting Vermont’s biodiversity

Event Date: July 30
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