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

Global Warming Solutions Act becomes law after veto override

Senate joins House in overriding Governor’s veto Vermont’s Senate voted to override Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act today, after a similar vote in the House last…

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Vermont House Overrides Governor’s Climate Veto

Vermont’s House of Representatives successfully voted to override Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act today. The bill will require Vermont to reduce its climate-damaging emissions while simultaneously…

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Vermont Legislature Passes Groundbreaking Climate Bill

Bill moves to Governor with overwhelming legislative support Vermont’s House of Representatives passed the Global Warming Solutions Act today with 102 votes. The historic climate bill requires Vermont to reduce its…

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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