Vermont: Proud to be Billboard Free
In 1968, Vermont prohibited new billboards and provided an amortization period of five years to remove existing billboards. By 1974, Vermont felled its last billboard.
Click here to read more about Vermont's billboard ban (PDF).
Billboard Control Case Study: West Virginia
Billboard operators like to portray themselves as solid citizens of corporate America. In reality, the billboard industry is a rogue industry with little respect for our communities or the environment.
Click here to read more about a billboard looking overa small town in West Virginia (PDF).
Billboard Control Case Study: Montana
Three groups in Montana found strength in numbers by forming a coalition, SAVE Scenic Montana. The coalition succeeded in getting a state law enacted in 1995 that significantly reduces billboard blight in Montana.
A History of Billboards in Washington, D.C.
In 1931 Congress banned new billboards in the District, conferring "grandfather" rights on then-existing billboards, of which some still exist. Despite the ban, the District has been allowed to become littered over the years with additional, unauthorized billboards of all sizes and configurations.
Click here to read more about billboards in Washington, D.C. (PDF).