Toxic-Free Environment

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.

For questions or inquiries:

Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

802-223-2328 x122

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, VNRC

802-223-2328 x111

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At A Glance

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Clean, Safe Drinking Water

PFAS contamination in drinking water is threatening Vermonters' health.

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Holding Polluters Accountable

Corporate polluters should be held responsible for medical costs and damage to Vermont's environment caused by toxic release.

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Reducing Toxic Exposure

Advocating for policies that protect Vermonters from hazardous chemicals in drinking water and consumer products.

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Toxic Free Environment News

Safer States PFAS Candidate Education Guides

Since their invention in the 1950s, plastics have become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Every industry from healthcare to food packaging utilizes plastics in some way. Mounting evidence shows…

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2024 Vermont Legislative Bulletin cover: Vermont State House seen from across the Winooski River

2024 Vermont Legislative Bulletin – Historic Progress for Vermont’s Climate, Communities, and Natural Resources

It’s been a historic year for climate action, communities, and natural resources! Read about the monumental progress made this year in our 2024 Legislative Bulletin. With the devastating impacts of…

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Three Things: Huge Success for the Environment! Historic Veto Overrides of the Act 250 Modernization Bill, Renewable Energy Standard, and Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban!

Three Things: In a record-setting veto override session, three of VNRC’s top priorities made it into law in a historic year for Vermont’s commitment to the environment and sustainable communities….

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