VPIRG joins national effort calling on Lowe’s to remove toxic paint strippers from shelves

Earlier this week, VPIRG held a press conference outside of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in South Burlington as part of a  national “Mind the Store” campaign urging Lowe’s to stop selling deadly paint strippers. Executive Director Paul Burns made brief remarks outside of the store and presented the store…

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Take Action for Earth Day!

As Washington D.C. continues to roll back progress on climate action and environmental protection, there’s a growing urgency to protect our planet for generations to come. This Earth Day, you can take three simple and timely actions to move Vermont forward on climate action and environmental protection: Support climate action…

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Toxic chemical reform bill S.103 crosses the finish line

UPDATE (4/11/2018): Gov. Phil Scott could decide within hours whether to sign or veto new legislation that would protect kids in Vermont from harmful chemicals in children’s products. The bill (S.103) is on his desk, and industry lobbyists (chemical manufacturers, Associated Industries of Vermont and even some toy makers) are…

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Vermont House passes budget featuring climate package!

  Late last week, the House advanced their version of the budget in a 122-10 vote, and in it they included a ‘climate package’. This section of climate-related appropriations may ring a bell if you’ve been following our climate work this session! Specifically, the climate package includes: $120,000 for a…

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A big step forward for helping Vermonters impacted by toxic chemical exposure

Earlier this week, the Vermont Senate passed S.197, VPIRG-backed legislation aimed at helping Vermonters who have been harmed by toxic substance release, by a 17-13 vote. We strongly believe that Vermonters deserve the right to be protected from toxic chemical exposure and to effectively seek justice against those who poisoned…

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