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

Governor Scott’s Veto of Medical Monitoring Bill Protects Corporate Polluters Rather than Vermonters

Today Governor Scott vetoed S.37, a bill that would have helped victims of toxic contamination by allowing Vermonters to seek medical monitoring expenses from the polluter that released toxic chemicals….

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Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Help Vermonters Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

Today, the Vermont Senate voted to help Vermonters exposed to toxic chemicals by approving legislation, S.37. This bill holds polluters accountable for medical monitoring costs that are due to toxic…

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Vermont House Passes Two Bills to Protect Vermonters from Toxic Chemicals

Today, the Vermont House voted to protect Vermont families by supporting two bills – one to hold toxic polluters accountable (S.37) and another to reduce our children’s exposure to toxic…

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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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