Will this legislature act next year to put a stop to this arbitrary, despotic and sometimes extortionate use of Act 250? Alas, almost certainly not, because it is owned by the enviro groups, notably the Vermont Natural Resources Council.
The Legislature adjourned Friday until October or January after passing bills that address several legislative priorities the Vermont Chamber worked to support over the past five months.
While recent news of the cancellation of Montpelier’s hotel project is troubling, those familiar with Act 250 are not surprised. The decision to terminate the project is yet another example of how truly broken our state’s principal land use law is.
A plan to increase the number of boat slips at a Mallets Bay marina was hit with environmental concerns at a recent Colchester Development Review Board (DRB) meeting.
Governor Phil Scott today vetoed H.926, An act relating to changes to Act 250, and signed Executive Order 04-20 to provide regulatory certainty for recreation trails.
Gov. Phil Scott on Friday signed into law the $7.17 billion 2021 state budget, he said at his regularly scheduled press conference.
The Vermont Legislature reconvened Tuesday with a stated priority to pass a budget for the final nine months of the 2020-21 fiscal year. But legislative leaders also want to deliver on their promises for action on several high-profile issues, including commercial cannabis, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and Act 250 reform.
During a May 13 meeting, the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee showed little enthusiasm for a thorough review of the Act 250 revision approved by the House earlier this year.
Deciding to not wait after Town Meeting, the House today approved H.926, the proposed revision of Act 250, the 50-year-old land use and development law.
More than half of all manmade carbon emissions are consumed by Vermont trees — a fact that climate legislators are hesitant to consider as part of Vermont’s emissions reduction strategy.
The “New Act 250” is a concerted effort to make Vermont into the Perfect Little Climate-Conscious State, erecting ever greater barriers to development, and ruled from Montpelier, from whence the Super Board can best perceive the greater good.
If ever a topic screamed for a succinct read for interested people, it’s the ongoing revision of Act 250. So here it is — the “Act 250 Revision for Dummies.”