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

Global Warming Solutions Act Passes Vermont Senate Natural Resources Committee

Exciting news! Earlier today, with only a couple important changes, the Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted the Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) out of their committee – making clear the…

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Advocates urge Vermont legislators to proactively address equity issues in COVID-19 response and recovery

Montpelier, VT –– This week a group of organizations fighting for a clean and healthy environment, social and racial justice, programs that support our children, and other intersecting issues called…

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Vermont Senate passes bill to protect Vermont firefighters and families from toxic chemicals

Today, the Vermont Senate passed legislation (S.295) to ban PFAS and other toxic chemicals from certain products. The bill is supported by firefighters, business groups, educators, public health and children’s…

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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.

Find Act 250 updates 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