Three things: Sharing an update on Coventry Landfill violations, inviting you to a public forum with the Legislature’s Rural Caucus, and welcoming Dan Fingas to the VNRC team.
Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things.
Calling on Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to Address Coventry Landfill Violations
VNRC, Conservation Law Foundation, and Just Zero are raising serious alarms about New England Waste Services of Vermont, Inc.’s recent violations. They’ve operated their PFAS treatment system without proper permits, bypassing public and agency reviews. This undermines the law and public involvement needed for tackling PFAS contamination. VNRC strongly supports addressing the pollution coming from the landfill, but action must be taken with full public and agency input to ensure that the treatment system will work properly. We’re urging the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to enforce compliance, suspend operations, and establish transparent processes for public input and review. Learn more here!
The Vermont Legislature’s Rural Caucus Holding Public Forum on Resilience
The Vermont Legislature’s Rural Caucus is inviting Vermonters to join them via Zoom next Wednesday, October 25th, from 5:30–7:00 pm share actionable ideas and insights into what can be done legislatively to help our rural communities recover from the July flooding and be more resilient in the future. This public meeting will provide insight and perspective that will help guide the work of the Rural Caucus in the upcoming Legislative session. Participants will have 2 minutes each, so you are encouraged to be focused and concise in your remarks. They will also welcome your written remarks as well (or instead). You can send written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more & RSVP here!
Join Us in Welcoming Dan Fingas as VNRC’s Climate Action Coordinator!
Join us in welcoming Dan Fingas as VNRC’s Climate Action Coordinator! Dan will be leading our organization’s grassroots climate organizing work and supporting the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN). Before joining VNRC, Dan was the Movement Politics Director and Organizing Director for Rights and Democracy in Vermont. Dan served in various roles in community organizations and unions in Michigan and New York before moving to Vermont in 2019. Dan holds a B.A. in History and Communication from Albion College and lives in Plainfield with his wife Mo. You can reach him at email@example.com. Welcome, Dan!