Three days before Black Friday, VPIRG released its 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report to give Vermont parents the information they need to avoid purchasing one of
the dangerous, toxic toys still found on store shelves.
Small-scale renewable energy is under attack in Vermont. Some utilities have stopped allowing Vermonters to go renewable or come out with proposals that would make it far more expensive to go solar.
Call your legislators and ask them to expand a law that has already helped thousands of Vermonters go solar.Take Action
On Global Frackdown Day of Action, Vermonters called on the Public Service Board to deal with the climate impacts of expanding use of fracked gas and deny the Fracked Gas Pipeline permit.Act Now!
Entergy Louisiana announced this morning their plans to close and decommission Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in 2014. Thanks go out to everyone involved in the effort that made it clear to our legislators and leaders that the aging, leaky plant should be retired. Now, the plant’s owners have finally gotten the message. We’ll keep you posted on what’s next in the decommissioning process.
US Senator Bernie Sanders joined VPIRG staff in celebrating the largest summer outreach campaign ever. VPIRG canvassers going door-to-door have collected approximately 30,000 signatures in support of GMO labeling legislation, which is pending in the state Senate.Read More
Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, is a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks Vermont 9th in the nation for per capita solar installations and highlights the supportive policies that have made Vermont a leader.Read More
The legislative session is over, and the results are in. Here at VPIRG, we’re celebrating the victories that our members helped to bring about. Thank you!
Of course, we didn’t win every fight. Read more on what your team at VPIRG was pressing for–and how we did.Read more
The VT House of Representatives passed the year’s GMO labeling law (H.112) by a vote of 99-42! This is the furthest any such legislation has made it through the legislative process in the US. It was clear that hearing from Vermonters like you that gave them the courage to lead the nation on this important issue.Keep Reading
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