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
Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, VNRC
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
Two Things: A Groundbreaking Toxics Protection Bill and Fantastic Floodplains
Two things: a groundbreaking bill to protect Vermonters from PFAS and other toxic chemicals, and a new artist’s work on display at the VNRC office! Stay informed, stay connected—two things….
Two Things: Urge your senator to support toxic protections, and Vermont youth call for climate action
Two things: Spring is here and we’re celebrating the longer days, as well as action on better protections from toxic PFAS chemicals in the Vermont Senate, and a great showing…
Three Things: Legislative Updates as we head into the second half of the session!
Three things: Protecting our waterways from toxics, smart growth housing, and an opportunity to help shape transportation!Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things. Bill on updating program that allows the use…