VNRC keeps a daily presence at the State House to provide expertise and advocate for legislation that promotes the quality of Vermont's environment. Throughout our history we have been responsible for passage of some of Vermont’s landmark environmental laws. On this page, you'll find a summary of current bills we're working with, what they mean, and where they stand in the Legislature.

Legislative News

We’re hiring a Legislative Intern

Would you – or someone you know – like to learn about the legislative process, tracking issues related to climate change, land use and Act 250, clean water, forests and wildlife?  The…

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VNRC and partners express disappointment with Governor Scott’s veto of forest protections

Governor Scott’s Veto of H.926 Misses Opportunity to Protect Forests, Address Climate Change and Support Rural Communities MONTPELIER (October 6, 2020) – In his veto of House Bill 926 last…

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Our Response to Governor Scott’s Veto of H.926

Yesterday Governor Phil Scott vetoed H.926, bill to support our forests, wildlife habitat, and rural and recreational economies. The Governor’s veto is bad for working lands, recreational trails, and our…

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Act 250

Act 250

The legislation that has protected Vermont for 50 years.

Enacted in 1970, Act 250 is Vermont’s landmark land use law. It regulates development by reviewing larger scale projects for their potential impacts on the surrounding area.

But a lot has changed since Act 250 was first created. That's why VNRC worked modernizing the legislation to protect our natural resources and communities for generations to come.

Read more about Act 250 here.

Vermont Conservation Voters

Founded in 1982, VNRC partner organization VCV works to elect environmentally-friendly candidates to public office, and then holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our air, water, wildlife, land, communities, and health.

Visit VCV's website.
Vermont Conservation Voters