Tax Reform and Climate Action

Donald Trump’s anti-climate agenda threatens Vermont’s economy and endangers Vermonters’ health. While the president retreats to bygone days when coal was king, there are no coal mining jobs in Vermont. There are, however, 17,000 Vermonters whose jobs in clean energy are threatened by his policies. And every Vermonter needs to…

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Green Mountain College Endorses EIV Campaign

Green Mountain College President Bob Allen signed Energy Independent Vermont’s petition to put a price on carbon — joining over 500 businesses in the State, and making GMC the first college to sign onto the campaign. In joining our campaign, Allen said, “Green Mountain has a long tradition of environmental leadership in…

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A Good Start for Scott

Last week, Gov. Phil Scott took the oath of office and issued his first executive order. It’s a good one. He directed every state agency and department to focus on three strategic priorities: • strengthening the economy; • making Vermont more affordable; • and protecting the most vulnerable. That’s exactly…

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Poll: Vermonters Support Action to Address Global Warming

At a press conference in Montpelier today, Energy Independent Vermont released data from a survey of likely Vermont voters.  The key findings include: Vermonters believe global warming is happening, understand that it is human caused, and they are worried. Eighty one percent of Vermonters think global warming is happening; 63%…

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