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.

Current Bills

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Energy & Climate

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Toxics and Clean Water

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Act 250

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Legislative News

Vermont House passes Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688)

Vermont lawmakers took an important vote to address the climate crisis by passing the Global Warming Solutions Act in the House of Representatives today. By a margin of 105-37, and with…

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Global Warming Solutions Act: What you need to know

The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) is currently moving through the Vermont House. This legislation would establish binding targets for Vermont’s climate pollution reduction goals. Learn more about GWSA in…

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VNRC statement: Maintaining citizen access to Act 250

Maintaining citizen access and strong local involvement in Act 250 is a priority for VNRC. This is reflected in the package of recommended changes to Act 250 that we presented…

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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 is working on modernizing the legislation to protect our natural resources and communities for generations to come.

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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.

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Vermont Conservation Voters