Natural Resources Board

Neighbors fault state for lax quarry regulation

“I’m disappointed in the state of Vermont for not enforcing this. It makes me feel helpless,” says quarry neighbor Suzanne Smith.

Donna Barlow Casey named Executive Director of the Natural Resources Board

News Release — Natural Resources Board February 28, 2017 Contact: Diane Snelling, Chair, Natural Resources Board 802-461-8072 [email protected] Donna Barlow Casey has been named Executive Director of the Natural Resources Board. Diane Snelling, Chair of the Natural Resources Board, said, “We’re extremely pleased that Donna will be joining the NRB team. She brings very strong […]

State Agencies Team Up For Brewery Day

News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources January 9, 2017 Media Contact: Kim Greenwood, 802-828-1254 State Agencies Team Up For Brewery Day: A Day of Dialogue for Vermont Brewers of All Sizes Montpelier, Vt.—State agencies are teaming up to ensure that Vermont brewers continue to brew up delicious beer and strong business this year […]

Scott makes four more appointments

Thomas Anderson was named commissioner of public safety, Julie Slack Moore will head natural resources, Andy Pallito will stay on at finance and Diane Snelling will retain her seat on the Natural Resources Board.

Paperless Act 250 Application Process Begins Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

News Release — Natural Resources Board September 30, 2016 Media Contact: Diane B. Snelling, 802-461-8072 Diane B. Snelling, Chair of the Natural Resources Board, announced that beginning Monday, October 3rd, applicants will submit their Act 250 application forms electronically. This procedural change follows a successful pilot study in District # 2 in Springfield. Significant work […]

Attorney claims PSB lacks jurisdiction over Vermont Gas pipeline expansion

Jim Dumont, who is advocating for some Monkton and Hinesburg residents, argues the pipeline is a distribution pipeline, which would require Act 250 permitting, not a transmission pipeline, which falls under Section 248 review.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott Issues Statement on Chittenden County Senate Seat

News Release — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott March 30, 2016 Contact: Rachel Feldman: 802-828-2226 (o) 802-272-2256 (cell) Lt. Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on the appointments of Senator Diane Snelling to the Natural Resources Board and Senator-Designate Helen Riehle to the Vermont Senate: “Senator Diane Snelling has long been a champion for […]

Snelling resigns to take environmental post

Gov. Shumlin selected former Sen. Helen Riehle to serve the rest of Snelling’s Senate term.

Gov. Shumlin appoints 2 new members to Natural Resources Board

News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin April 9, 2015 Contact: Scott Coriell [email protected] MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed St. Albans City Manager Dominic Cloud as a member of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) and has appointed environmental advocate Elizabeth Courtney as an alternate member of the NRB. The NRB administers Vermont’s landmark land […]

Cloud, Courtney named to state Natural Resources Board

St. Albans City Manager Dominic Cloud was named Thursday to a seat on the state’s Act 250 administration panel. Elizabeth Courtney was named as an alternate member, according to a news release from Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office. Cloud will serve on the state Natural Resources Board, a five member panel that meets monthly to address […]

New Natural Resources Board chair sets vision, finds budget cuts

The incoming chief of the environmental permit agency is challenged to find $200,000 in savings without weakening Act 250.

Chairman of state Natural Resources Board leaving

Ron Shems will be replaced by Jon Groveman. Change comes as the state is shifting some of the board’s administrative functions to ANR.

Darby Bradley: Setting the record straight about S.119

There has been a lot of misinformation about S.119, a bill governing the amendment of conservation easements.

Gov. Peter Shumlin appoints Burlington attorney Shems to head Natural Resources Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2011 CONTACT: Susan Allen 802-828-3333 MONTPELIER – Ronald Shems, an attorney specializing in environmental and energy law, has been tapped to chair the Natural Resources Board. Shems is currently a partner in the Burlington firm Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders. “When I was looking for a new chair of the […]