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

Kate McCarthy: Proposed Act 250 changes support smart growth

This commentary is by Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director at VNRC. It also appeared in VTDigger, the Brattleboro Reformer, the Rutland Herald, and the Bennington Banner. It matters how…

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Transportation for Vermonters (T4VT) Legislative Update

Read on for some updates on Transportation for Vermonters priorities that advanced in the 2019-2020 legislative session. Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) The Global Warming Solutions Act, to which T4VT lent…

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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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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