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Biomass: A Critical Time for You to Weigh In

As Vermont looks increasingly at alternative energy supplies for both electricity generation and heating use, the use of wood biomass from our forests has been receiving increasing attention. The Biomass Energy Development Working (BioE) Group…

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Thanks on ATVs; Energy Conference on Tap

First, thanks are in order to the Shumlin Administration for restoring responsible public land management policy in Vermont by reversing a Douglas-administration rule that had opened state lands to ATV use. We need your help to be sure the Administration hears that Vermonters appreciate this leadership!

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Weigh In on Lake Champlain Clean Up

Vermont state officials need to hear your opinion as to why reducing nutrient pollution is important, how we should go about doing so and what the challenges will be. Next week is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to provide input on the clean…

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In Permitting, Help Us Improve Citizen Access

The state is currently reviewing the rules that govern how and when citizens get a seat at the table in environmental permitting proceedings. If you care about good government like we do, we’d like your help.

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Tell Gov Shumlin to Let Vermont’s Rivers Heal

In the days after Irene struck Vermont, the state responded to the emergency by allowing contractors with excavators into rivers in order to conduct critical repairs to roads other infrastructure. Now, four weeks after Irene, many municipalities have…

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Weigh In on the Comprehensive Energy Plan

Last week, the Vermont Department of Public Service released the draft Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) for the state and is now looking for input on it from Vermonters like you. If you care about Vermont’s energy future, please, weigh in on this…

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Stand Up to the Tar Sands Challenge

Have you been following the tar sands news? The two-week long Tar Sands Action sit-in at the White House is underway and there are opportunities for you to take part. (details are below.) This past Saturday, this well-orchestrated direct action began…

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It’s a Wrap – A Solid Session for Conservation and Energy

Cautious. Thoughtful. Smart. That’s how VNRC would describe the legislature’s handling of energy and conservation initiatives this year, the first of the 2011-2012 biennium. “Were lawmakers doing big and bold things this year on energy and the…

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A Comprehensive Approach to ATVs in Vermont: Some Background

Please support the ANR in repealing the original rule and tell the ANR that a proper environmental assessment is needed in addition to addressing ATV policy in a more comprehensive fashion.

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PACE 2.0 – Strategic Fixes Needed to Important Energy Financing Program

Dozens of Vermont communities have expressed an interest in moving the clean energy financing tool known as ‘PACE’ forward locally. That’s because PACE could provide a key mechanism for making up-front capital available to homeowners for investments…

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