The discovery of toxic PFAS-contaminated drinking water in Bennington County in 2016 highlighted systemic problems with toxic chemicals in Vermont. Since then, VNRC has advocated for policies that protect Vermonters’ health by reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals, holding polluters accountable for harm caused by the toxic chemicals they release, and ensuring our waters are clean and safe.
Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters
At A Glance
Clean, Safe Drinking Water
PFAS contamination in drinking water is threatening Vermonters' health.Read More
Holding Polluters Accountable
Corporate polluters should be held responsible for medical costs and damage to Vermont's environment caused by toxic release.Read More
Reducing Toxic Exposure
Advocating for policies that protect Vermonters from hazardous chemicals in drinking water and consumer products.Read More
Toxic Free Environment News
FREE Vermont Premiere of Dark Waters, Starring Mark Ruffalo (December 10)
VNRC’s affiliate organization Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) will be presenting a FREE screening — and Vermont Premiere — of the feature film Dark Waters on Tuesday, December 10th at 6pm, in partnership…
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….
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…