Green Mountain College Endorses EIV Campaign

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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

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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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Agenda Set for Statewide Activist Training


On Saturday April 16, the Energy Independent Vermont campaign will be holding a Statewide Activist Training at the Barre Civic for anyone interested in becoming more involved in the campaign the put a price on carbon pollution in Vermont. This is a great opportunity to connect with grassroots activists, coalition…

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VCRD climate council to Legislature: Take a look at carbon pricing


The highly-regarded Vermont Council on Rural Development released its Vermont Climate Change Economy Council “Progress for Vermont” report and action plan today. The Council, chaired by Federal District Judge William Sessions, spent a full year engaging Vermont citizens, businesses and institutions around the challenge of advancing the Vermont economy in…

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