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.
Vermont Senate Committee Advances Flood Safety Act (S.213)
February 21, 2024 Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Energy voted 5-0 to advance S.213, the Flood Safety Act. This bill takes important steps…
Climate Dispatch: Jan. 19: Paying for the Costs of Climate Change
Another legislative week has flown by, with many important conversations happening about our climate and energy priorities. On today’s Climate Dispatch we talk with Senator Anne Watson, Vice Chair of…
Three Things: VNRC in National Wildlife Magazine, Introducing our Legislative Intern, and Sharing a Recent Op-ed on Invasive Species
Three Things: Sharing a recent feature of VNRC’s work in National Wildlife magazine, introducing you to our legislative intern, and highlighting a recent op-ed on invasive species management. Stay informed,…
As Vermont experienced firsthand this summer, the climate crisis is already threatening our communities through increasingly severe weather events and flooding. The Legislature must work swiftly and strategically to advance policies that strengthen our resilience, protect critical natural resources and waterways, and support our communities in adapting to climate change. Learn more about the importance of protecting our wetlands and riparian areas, and the key resilience recommendations VNRC is advocating for this Legislative session, below.Learn more about our key resilience recommendations for 2024.