Support increasing Vermont’s cigarette tax

Tobacco related illnesses remain the single most preventable cause of death and disease in Vermont, killing more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Treating these illnesses costs the state $223 million per year.   Luckily, there is one proven method for reducing the number of…

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Great documentary on the way we deal with E-Waste

The Electronics Take Back Coalition has partnered with Annie Leonard and the Story of Stuff team on a new “Story of Electronics” film.  The film tells the story of how electronics are really “designed for the dump” and are not made to last or be recycled.   Follow the link…

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VPIRG releases 25th Annual Toy Safety Report

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) announced today in its 25th annual Trouble in Toyland report. VPIRG’s report reveals the results of laboratory testing for toxic chemicals and identifies toys that pose choking hazards.  In addition, the report…

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Tritium leak reaches local drinking water aquifer

Tritium was discovered in a former drinking water well at Vermont Yankee, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The well where the tritium was found is about 360 feet deep, passing through the bedrock into the underground aquifer at the plant. The sample taken from the well revealed tritium concentration…

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