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

Two Things: New Staff, & the 2023 Environmental Common Agenda is Here

Two things: Announcing the release of the 2023 Environmental Common Agenda, a publication outlining the key legislative priorities for the environment, spearheaded by our partner, Vermont Conservation Voters. And, we’d…

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Announcing the 2023 Environmental Common Agenda

We are proud to announce the release of this year’s Environmental Common Agenda, which outlines the key legislative priorities for the environment in 2023. VNRC is one of nearly 20…

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Two Things: A New Podcast, & Our Video Series on Climate is Back

Two things: Today, we’re sharing two things we highly recommend watching and listening to every week, in order to stay informed about what’s happening at the Vermont State House. They…

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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