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

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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30 groups present 2020 plan for climate action in Vermont Legislature

Montpelier, VT – Today at the Vermont State House, 30 Vermont organizations representing business, youth, poverty alleviation, public health, environment and other diverse interests presented a policy plan for climate…

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Vermont legislators take up landmark climate bill

Global Warming Solutions Act will slash greenhouse gas emissions January 10, 2020 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Today, as youth leaders crowded the State House demanding bold climate action, Vermont legislators introduced a…

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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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