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Governor Scott’s Veto of Landmark Renewable Energy Bill is Short-Sighted

Montpelier, VT — In a dismaying attempt to obstruct Vermont’s environmental and economic progress, today Governor Scott vetoed compromise legislation aimed at modernizing the Renewable Energy Standard and setting the state on a path to delivering 100% renewable electricity by 2035.  By vetoing H.289, which was supported by nearly all of the state’s electric utilities, …

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2024 Legislative End of Session Update 

CLIMATE & CLEAN ENERGY  Climate Superfund Act (S.259)  Following a hugely successful summer of canvassing in support of making the world’s largest fossil fuel companies pay their fair share to Vermont for the cost of the climate crisis to our state – and a fall of building support for the idea with events in every …

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Vermont Senate Passes Modernized Renewable Energy Standard

On May 7, the Vermont Senate passed H.289, to modernize the Renewable Energy Standard and set Vermont on a path to delivering 100% renewable electricity across all the state’s utilities by 2035.  This would make Vermont only the second state to meet that critical benchmark, and would significantly increase the requirements for Vermont utilities to …

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VPIRG Hails Passage of Vermont Data Privacy Act

The Vermont Public Interest Research Group hailed the passage of a comprehensive consumer data privacy bill Saturday. The bill, H.121, passed after a series of back-and-forth amendments between the House and Senate in the final days of the legislative session. VPIRG called the legislation a win for consumers, while recognizing that the final bill includes …

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Climate Superfund Act Passes Vermont Legislature, Heads to Governor Phil Scott

The Vermont Senate gave final approval today to landmark legislation that holds the largest fossil fuel companies financially accountable for a portion of the costs of climate change. On a voice vote, senators approved final passage of the Climate Superfund Act (S.259). Earlier this month, 106 of the 150 members of the House of Representatives …

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Job Opening: Summer Bike Technician (Part-Time)

Job Opening: Part-Time Summer Bike Technician VPIRG is seeking a reliable, qualified bike technician with a passion for grassroots democracy to help us maintain our bike fleet for summer canvassers. VPIRG is a strong and growing environmental advocacy organization with 16 full-time, year-round staff and a team of over 50 canvassers. Our summer canvass travels …

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Vermont House Passes Pollinator Protection Bill

The Vermont House of Representatives gave its strong endorsement yesterday to legislation designed to protect bees and other pollinators in the state from toxic neonicotinoid pesticides, known commonly as neonics. The vote in the House was 112-29. The bill (H.706) has four main components: (1) it prohibits the use of field crop seeds (corn, soy, …

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Vermont House Passes Modernized Renewable Energy Standard

The Vermont House of Representatives passed H.289 yesterday, to modernize Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard. The bill would put Vermont on track to achieve 100% renewable electricity across all the state’s utilities by 2035, which would make Vermont only the second state to meet that critical benchmark, and would significantly increase the requirements for Vermont utilities …

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REPORT: Vermont closer to passing 2nd-strongest privacy law in nation

 The Vermont Data Privacy Act would be a meaningful win for consumers, says watchdog groups The Vermont House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that, if enacted, would be the 2nd-strongest consumer data privacy law in the nation, according to a new report from the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center …

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Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee Advances S.259, the Climate Superfund Act:

Effort to Hold Big Oil Accountable Clears Key Hurdle A key legislative committee approved the Climate Superfund Act, S.259, today. With a unanimous, tripartisan vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced this landmark legislation. Sen. Dick Sears (Bennington), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee stated, “The Climate Superfund Act builds on Vermont’s long tradition of holding …

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