The Climate Council Wants Your Input!

Luba Lukova

As the deadline for the Vermont Climate Plan approaches, it is critical that Vermonters share their input on climate action priorities. The Vermont Climate Council is soliciting public comments via an online survey, and we encourage you to take it, even if you already submitted comments during one of the…

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County-wide hearings with Legislative Leadership

With the windfall of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Vermonters have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make investments that will shape the future of our state. The leaders of the Vermont House and Senate want to hear YOUR priorities as they decide exactly how to spend these funds. That’s why we’re…

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Make Polluters Pay: Support a Climate Superfund

When you were a kid I bet someone told you that, “When you make a mess, you help clean it up.” And my guess is – since you are a VPIRG member – that you’ve been doing your best to live by that standard. It’s not always easy, but it’s…

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About that Whopper from Casella…

H.175 is the best opportunity we’ve had in decades to modernize Vermont’s popular Bottle Bill. Recently, hundreds of our VPIRG members responded to our call to action and sent an email to their representatives in the Legislature. This added a burst of momentum to our campaign and apparently scared the bejesus out of the corporate…

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We Want to Hear Your Thoughts on Vote-by-Mail

As we collectively catch our breath (and breathe a sigh of relief!) following the election, we have a lot to be proud of as Vermonters. More than 365,000 Vermonters participated in the 2020 Vermont general election, blowing away the previous record by more than 40,000 votes.   This record-breaking turnout is due to…

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Every Vote Must be Counted

Everyone counts. Every vote counts. And every vote must be counted. These are values we all hold, and they are not negotiable. By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about President Trump refusing to say whether he’ll accept the results of the election. It’s clear from his incessant lies about the…

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SOTU Self-Care: Fight Back and Feel Better During Tonight’s Address

During tonight’s State of the Union – the president of the United States will not offer credible solutions to the biggest problems facing our nation and the planet. Instead, the president will offer lies, distortions, and proposals that will actually make these problems worse — putting the health and well-being…

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Cut proposed premium hikes

While much attention has rightfully been focused on Congress’ and the president’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Vermonters still have important health care concerns to address here at home. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care have recently proposed rate hikes of 12.7%…

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2017 Legislative Midpoint Overview

Since the start of the 2017 legislative session, VPIRG members and supporters have been more active than ever: signing petitions, calling the State House, sending messages to and meeting with legislators on a wide range of public interest issues. VPIRG has been doing all that we can to fight back…

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Senate Considering Energy Siting Bill

The next few days will be very important in the ongoing effort to move Vermont toward clean, renewable energy and protect and build on the over 16,000 clean energy jobs in Vermont. S.230, an energy siting reform bill, passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee on a…

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