Act 250 and Water

As science has changed significantly in certain areas since Act 250 was enacted in 1970, applicable Act 250 criteria should be updated to reflect the latest scientific information.

For example, the technical definitions and criteria that address rivers, streams, headwaters, floodways, shorelines, and wetlands should be reviewed to ensure that they are consistent with the current state of the science and reflect modern approaches to protecting these resources.

Additionally, ANR should be required to create a river corridor permitting program to better protect these valuable areas in a changing climate.