Scott administration would eliminate Act 250 review boards – VPR

The Scott administration and the Vermont Natural Resources Council propose elimination of Act 250 review boards – the graveyard of many of proposed development.

"The proposals include streamlined review for projects in designated downtowns and eliminating the local commissions that now are the first hurdle for developments. The recommendations were presented in joint testimony Tuesday to the House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee by the Vermont Natural Resources Council and Deputy Natural Resources Secretary Peter Walke. But some lawmakers pushed back against the idea of doing away with the nine regional district commissions. They said the deal was struck without their involvement, and would gut the citizen-based nature of Act 250.

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