News Release: Environmental Advocates, Businesses and Low-Income Groups Launch Campaign for an Energy Independent Vermont

BARRE, VT— Vermont could dramatically reduce its climate pollution while improving the state’s economy and growing jobs, according to a new economic study released today by a diverse coalition of environmental, business and low-income groups. The benefits would be achieved by putting a price on carbon pollution and returning the…

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Write your Letter to the Editor

Start a dialogue in your community by submitting a letter-to-the-editor to your local or regional newspaper.  Here are some tips, talking points and instructions for submission to the larger state papers. Climate Talking Points: State the Problem: Global warming is happening now. Even here in Vermont storms like Irene are…

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The Whiteboard Scoreboard

A visual manifestation of an amazing session Thoughts from VPIRG’s Field Director, Liz Edsell At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, I created a “scoreboard” on a whiteboard.  There were just too many darn bills we were working on and I needed a spot where I could keep track…

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Support Universal Health Care

When our lawmakers passed Act 48 in 2011, they laid out a vision of a health care system that provides health care for all Vermonters and is more fair, transparent and affordable than the status quo. We need to make sure that our legislators know that their constituents want them…

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The “Pants on Fire” Award

Clean Coal. “Vermont” Gas. “Sustainable” Fossil Fuels. This industry will really say anything to promote its climate-roasting product. Take Vermont Gas for instance. If this company were selling maple syrup instead of fracked gas, it would be in violation of state laws prohibiting false advertising. Its fossil fuel doesn’t come…

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