Reported Fossil Fuel Spills in Vermont: November 2019

While the worst spills – Exxon Valdez, BP Deepwater Horizon, the list goes on – rightly get the most attention, the fact is fossil fuel spills happen every day in Vermont and hardly get a mention. There have been more than 18,000 oil spills since Vermont started monitoring them in…

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The TCI MOU is out. Here’s what that means…

On Tuesday, December 17th, Vermont joined other New England and mid-Atlantic states, along with Washington, DC, in issuing a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI). Modeled on the successful Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative that Vermont joined under the Douglas Administration, the draft MOU outlines…

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VTrans announces new electric vehicle incentives

This week, Vermont’s Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced the launch of a new statewide electric vehicle (EV) incentive program as legislatively mandated through a VPIRG-backed provision in the 2019 Transportation Bill. This new incentive program will help low to moderate income Vermonters make the much-needed transition from internal combustion engines…

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Double Your Impact with Patagonia Action Works

Have you heard? For a short time our friends at Patagonia are matching online contributions to the Vermont Public Interest Research & Education Fund! We’re trying to raise $100,000 through Patagonia to ensure that we reach our year-end fundraising goal— and we’re halfway there. Could you help us reach our…

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Reported Fossil Fuel Spills in Vermont: October 2019

  While the worst spills – Exxon Valdez, BP Deepwater Horizon, the list goes on – rightly get the most attention, the fact is fossil fuel spills happen every day in Vermont and hardly get a mention. There have been more than 18,000 oil spills since Vermont started monitoring them…

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Read the 34th Annual Trouble in Toyland Report

It’s that time of year again! Our friends at USPIRG have released the 34th annual Trouble in Toyland Report. This year’s report highlights a number of potential threats to navigate while shopping for loved ones this holiday season, including toxic amounts of boron in “slime” products and a failure by Amazon…

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Wondering if you’re eligible for weatherization incentives?

Weatherization is one of the most effective ways for Vermonters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Home heating contributes to a third of our energy consumption, and weatherization ensures that residents are not wasting a dime because of leaky homes or lackluster insulation. And while weatherization saves homeowners far more money…

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Climate Solutions Caucus Holding Forums Statewide

Members of the Vermont Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus are organizing a series of climate policy forums all over the state to share their legislative priorities for 2020 and bring more Vermonters into the climate conversation. As we saw during the youth-led Global Climate Strikes on September 20th, Vermonters are demanding…

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Celebrating Climate-Conscious Vermont Businesses

This fall, we’re taking some time to visit businesses across Vermont to learn about how they’re responding to the climate crisis. We’ll be chatting with business owners about why climate action is a priority for them, and learning about the specific steps their businesses are taking to minimize their carbon…

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Outrageous! Toyota, GM & others side with Trump

Have you heard the news? Yesterday, automakers Toyota, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and several others announced they’re siding with President Trump in his effort to strip California of its ability to regulate tailpipe emissions. That’s right, as California is ablaze with wildfires made worse by the climate crisis, these automakers…

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