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

Bennington Lawmakers and Residents Urge Support for Bill to Help Victims of Toxic Contamination

Today, lawmakers and people impacted by toxic PFAS contamination came together to call for lawmakers to support legislation that will help Vermonters access medical monitoring for diseases linked to toxic…

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Vermont Senate passes bill to protect Vermont firefighters and families from toxic chemicals

Today, the Vermont Senate passed legislation (S.295) to ban PFAS and other toxic chemicals from certain products. The bill is supported by firefighters, business groups, educators, public health and children’s…

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Advocates ask Governor Scott to prioritize public health and uphold environmental protections during COVID-19 crisis

Vermont environmental advocates sent a letter yesterday to Governor Phil Scott thanking him for his efforts to address the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency, and urging him to uphold environmental and public…

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