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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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Stop the Circ Highway!

Remember the “Circ?” Well, that high-cost highway project in Chittenden County (which Bill McKibben calls a “global warming machine”) is back in the limelight at a critical stage of review. The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) needs to…

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The Vermont Yankee Vote

Very soon, Vermont State Senators will consider the future of Vermont’s old and unreliable nuclear power plant and likely vote on whether or not to allow the ailing reactor to operate past its scheduled March 2012 shutdown date. Let your voice be…

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Close Vermont Yankee As Scheduled: There’s a Better Way Forward

The operating license of Vermont’s aging and decrepit nuclear power plant is scheduled to terminate in 2012. Vermont Yankee’s owners, Louisiana-based Entergy, are seeking a 20-year extension to operate the imperiled facility. Vermonters have a huge…

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Vermont Yankee Misleads Vermonters

Yesterday news broke that Entergy Nuclear, the parent company of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, misled Vermont regulators — under oath — when it denied the existence of underground pipes beneath the plant. Within the context of other…

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