Keep Vermont tar sands free

Oil companies are looking to use a 1950s-era pipeline that runs through the Northeast Kingdom to get Canadian tar sands to Portland, Maine for export.

This is one of the dirtiest fuels on earth, and Vermonters are working together to make sure that it is not transported through our state.

Click here to learn more about tar sands, read current news, and – most important – find out how you can take action to stand up for Vermont.

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Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

This entry is cross-posted from the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise blog. This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern Premiers Conference. As they make plans and consider policies for the coming years, now is a good time for our leaders to discuss the incredible opportunity to build on progress made throughout the region, keep dirty fuels out and build a clean energy future. (More...)

Join us for the “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference and Rally

Sponsored by the Tar Sands Free Northeast coalition You are invited to participate in a “No Tar Sands!” People’s Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.  DATE: Sunday, July 13th TIME: 12 noon; Duration = 1 ½ hours LOCATION:  Parking lot on 302 across from entrance to Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH; map. (More...)

Keeping tar sands out of our state: Vermont leads the way

This post is by Annie Mackin and cross-posted from the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise blog. As more Vermonters learn about the threat of climate disrupting tar sands—one of the planet’s dirtiest and most carbon polluting fuels—being transported through the Northeast Kingdom via an aging oil pipeline, it’s increasingly clear that they want nothing to do with the idea. (More...)