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Scott shoots down Act 250 reform bill

Scott shoots down Act 250 reform bill
MONTPELIER — Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed Act 250 reform legislation Monday that would have set up best management practices for trails and outdoor recreation, while beginning to address forest fragmentation and development patterns that break up...

Subscribe Donate Scott shoots down Act 250 reform bill FILE - In this Sept.People gather in Randolph on Friday for an Act 250 site visit and hearing for a proposed development on the property of Jesse “Sam” Sammis near Interstate 89., on May 22, 2015 for an Act 250 site visit and hearing for a proposed development on the property of Jesse "Sam"Sammis near Interstate 89.People gather in Randolph on Friday for an Act 250 site visit and hearing for a proposed development on the property of Jesse “Sam” Sammis near Interstate 89.

Phil Scott vetoed Act 250 reform legislation Monday that would have set up best management practices for trails and outdoor recreation, while beginning to address forest fragmentation and development patterns that break up natural habitat.“Nothing in this bill modernizes or improves the Act 250 process — something that is widely agreed to be necessary after 50 years of existence,” the governor added.

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