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Let’s Ban Fracking in Vermont

The Vermont Senate is expected to take votes soon on legislation related to fracking in Vermont. VNRC strongly supports a ban on fracking in Vermont, NOT a limited moratorium, which is also under discussion. We hope you can help with a phone call…

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Add to the Momentum to Halt Vermont Yankee!

You have an opportunity to affect whether Vermont Yankee breezes through the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) review of the plant’s water quality impacts or whether the board hears new evidence about Yankee’s pollution.

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Please support the working lands Bill

Good news! The Vermont House is expected to vote soon, perhaps even tomorrow (Thursday) on the Working Lands bill, legislation that VNRC strongly supports.

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Bill McKibben and “Gasland” Featured at Don’t Frack Vermont Forum

By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for extracting natural gas. Where it is taking place. In other parts of the country the process has had severe environmental impacts – especially to drinking…

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Film Your Energy Independence Story!

Mark your calendar for March 21st and be sure to participate in Vermont’s first crowd-sourced film. Vermonters – like you – are being asked to describe what they are doing to reduce their energy consumption, cut their carbon footprint and…

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Ensuring a Strong, Smart, Sustainable Vermont RPS

Vermont is considering a ‘Renewable Portfolio Standard’ that would move the state forward in an essential direction to get more of our electricity from renewable sources. There have been many iterations of the RPS since it was first introduced this…

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Help Pass the Working Lands Bill!

Vermont lawmakers have been spending considerable time in recent weeks on the Working Lands Enterprise Investment bill. VNRC is one of several groups that strongly supports this legislation, which will help assure the economic viability of Vermont’s…

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Speak Up for Vermont’s Working Landscape

Several months ago, the Vermont Council on Rural Development brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including VNRC, to develop a comprehensive strategy to support local agriculture and forestry, farm and forest entrepreneurs, and the…

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Help East Montpelier Plan Energy Goals Over Next 20+ Years

The Energy Committee and the Planning Commission would like your help in addressing these and other questions about our energy future on Saturday, January 21. WeÂ’ll meet 1:00 – 4:30 pm in the East Montpelier Elementary School gym for hopeful…

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Hear About Alternatives to the “Circ”

Governor Shumlin delivered welcome news in May when he announced that the full build-out of the Chittenden County Circumferential Highway, or “Circ,” would not occur. The original project was a conventional, expensive bypass that promoted sprawl and…

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