Vermont businesses make case for pollution tax

More than 200 Vermont businesses have now endorsed Energy Independent Vermont and the campaign to put a price on carbon pollution. Several Vermont business leaders spoke at a State House press conference today — saying that climate change threatens Vermont’s economy, brand, and quality of life. The business leaders –…

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Vermont Senate Hearing on Climate Science

At a time when elected leaders in Washington, D.C. and other states are denying climate change—and even banning the terms “climate change”—Vermont’s leaders have a responsibility to recognize the scientific link between human activities and climate change. The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee will consider whether to approve a…

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Ben & Jerry’s Endorses Energy Independent Vermont

Ben & Jerry’s officially endorsed the Energy Independent Vermont campaign today, as part of the company’s Save Our Swirled international climate tour kick-off. Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield joined CEO Jostein Solheim and Vermont Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Paul Burns to make the announcement outside of the…

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Energy Independent Vermont campaign comes to Norwich

The Energy Independent Vermont coalition held another educational forum last Thursday at the Montshire Museum in Norwich. More than 50 people from all across the Upper Valley came to listen to presentations and learn about putting a price on carbon pollution in Vermont. They were joined by several Vermont state…

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Energy Independent Vermont Holds Activist Training

The Energy Independent Vermont coalition held its first Activist Training this past weekend in Montpelier. Braving the snow, dozens of seasoned activists, students, and community members traveled from all over the state to get into the gritty details of the carbon pollution tax proposal and to learn how to take…

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Educational Forums a Big Success!

The Energy Independent Vermont campaign held three back-to-back educational forums this week in East Montpelier, Burlington, and Waitsfield. We were delighted to see over 100 people brave cold nights and icy roads to learn more about the campaign, ask questions about the policy, provide feedback on additional information that would help…

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Brian Shupe: Carbon tax good for Vermont

This letter authored by the executive director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council ran in the Rutland Herald on November 23, 2014. Carbon tax good for Vermont The Vermont Natural Resources Council recently joined low-income advocacy partners, business and academic leaders, and other environmental organizations to call for putting a…

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Nate Hausman: Grab a Paddle

This letter is authored by the of the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club’s Energy and Climate Committee Chair. It ran in the Time Argus on November 18, 2014. Grab a paddle Stuck up a creek without a paddle. Everyone knows the old saw (or perhaps its less-sanitized variant). When…

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