VPIRG Statement on Fracked Gas Pipeline Cost Increases

MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Gas Systems today announced the second massive cost overrun in just six months for Phase 1 of its proposed fracked gas pipeline project.  Project costs have risen almost 80 percent over original estimates for Phase 1 alone. In July, the Phase 1 price tag rose from $86 million to $121 million – ...

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Vermont Right to Know Goes to Washington


On Wednesday December 10th approximately 700 protesters from 22 states descended on Washington D.C. to protest a hearing on HR.4432 otherwise known as the DARK Act (Denying American’s Right to Know Act). The Act aims to preempt and overturn Vermont’s first in the nation GMO labeling law without creating a national mandatory labeling standard. On ...

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Help Stop the DARK Act!

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Our elected officials in Washington are all strong supporters of a consumer’s right to know what is in their food. We need them to help us defeat HR.4432, otherwise known as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. The Act would wipe out Vermont’s first in the nation GMO labeling law, and prohibit ...

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News Release: Trouble in Toyland 2014

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Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. If you plan to hit the stores for holiday shopping, we hope you’ll check out VPIRG’s 29th annual Trouble in Toyland report, which provides helpful tips for avoiding potentially dangerous toys this holiday season has been released. Click here to read the report. We continue to fight ...

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GMO Labeling Headed for a Recount in Oregon


Final tallies for Oregon’s Measure 92 to label genetically engineered foods have “Yes on 92” behind by a mere 809 votes, triggering an automatic recount. Many news sources declared measure 92 dead earlier this month, but the hard work and dedication of activists and organizers across the state to ensure that thousands of ballots are properly ...

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Energy Co-Op of Vermont Offers Heat Pump Deal

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Energy Co-Op of Vermont has announced that they will lease cold climate heat pumps. Cold climate heat pumps are a game-changing technology that can help Vermonters cut their dependence on fossil fuels and reduce home-heating costs. For more, check out this story on VT Digger.  

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