VPIRG endorsed constitutional amendment passed

  On election day, Vermonters voted overwhelming in favor of the constitutional amendment that would allow 17 year olds to vote in the primaries if they turn 18 by the general election.  Vermont now stands with 18 other states around the country in a continuing effort to increase voter participation…

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Vote YES on Vermont amendment

When you cast your vote in the next few days you’ll notice a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot.  VPIRG encourages you to Vote YES on this amendment. The amendment would allow young men and women who are citizens of Vermont and who will be 18 years old on or…

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Environmental groups endorse wind energy, big and small

On Thursday the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Vermont League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (VLCV-EF), Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) issued a statement in support of the development of wind energy in Vermont. This collective statement of support for wind and other renewable energy…

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Weatherization skillshops coming up

An open letter to the VPIRG community from Clay Francis, VPIRG’s new Clean Energy Advocate. Clay will be working with Clean Energy Program Director James Moore on building weatherization, heating fuels efficiency and other clean energy campaigns: I just started as VPIRG’s new Clean Energy Advocate in the middle of…

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VPIRG releases 2010 Legislative Scorecard

 VPIRG produces a scorecard of key votes at the conclusion of each legislative biennium. You can use this year’s scorecard to find out how your representatives in the Vermont House and Senate voted on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and…

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Help for Vermont’s Small Businesses

Vermont’s health care costs are rising by almost $1 million per day – over $350 million a year.  Picking up this tab is already too big a burden for our families, state programs and local economy to bear.  Times are especially tough for small business owners and their employees, who…

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