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

Highlighting our 2021 Budget Priorities

Today, VNRC and several partner organizations delivered a letter to the House Appropriations Committee highlighting a number of priorities within the 2021 State budget, including ones that directly invest in…

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Transportation for Vermonters releases 2021 policy agenda

Click here to read our 2021 policy agenda. Our main agenda items in 2021 are to: Make fare-free transit permanent Fund transit agencies to continue fare-free operations, and ensure sufficient…

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VNRC & VCV applaud proposals in Governor’s 2021 budget address

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) and Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) applaud a number of Governor Scott’s proposals in his 2021 budget address, particularly a suite of proposals to significantly…

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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