Over 200 Grassroots Activists Attend Environmental Action 2009

With critical environmental, economic and energy decisions to be made over the next year and in the upcoming legislative session, more than 200 citizen activists and over 60 non-profit organizations from across Vermont gathered this past Saturday at the Environmental Action 2009 Conference.
Attendees learned how they can affect the state’s most pressing environmental issues as well as hear the positions of gubernatorial prospects on issues ranging from the closure of Vermont Yankee to protecting critical land conservation programs like Current Use and the Vermont Housing Conservation Board as well as efforts to move Vermont towards a toxics-free future.
This year attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of many of the Vermont gubernatorial candidates in a “Conversation with the Candidates”. Senator Susan Bartlett, Matt Dunne, Secretary Deb Markowitz, Senator Doug Racine*, and Senator Peter Shumlin will each be in attendance to discuss their views on a wide range of environmental, energy, and conservation issues. Click here to see video of the Governor Candidates
The event was co-hosted by state environmental and public interest organizations — the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Vermont League of Conservation Voters, Toxics Action Center, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Public Interest Research Group, and Vermont Technical College.
*Senator Racine is unable to attend and was represented by Pat Parenteau
In case you missed it check out some recent news:
Seven Days, Democrats “Debate” Vermont’s Environmental Future – Click Here Time Argus, Speaker: Clean energy a must for world – Click Here WCAX, Anti-Nuke Vermonters Claim Progress – Click Here or Here for video VtDigger – Democratic gubernatorial candidates pledge to push renewable energy, support land conservation and shut down Yankee in 2012 – Click Here

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