Letters to the Editor
Vermont Gas Systems proposed pipeline has been making the news, let's make sure the opposition voice is loud & clear.
Read recent coverage here & write a Letter to the Editor to share why you are opposed to this pipeline.
Check out some talking points below for some inspiration.
Natural gas is not clean. From methane emissions during drilling and transportation, to the water and air pollution caused by fracking, natural gas harms communities and contributes to climate change.
Vermont must consider the consequences of our energy choices beyond our borders. Dirty energy sources disproportionately affect the poor, people of color and Indigenous people. Many people claim, "Not in My Backyard." We stand in solidarity with all those resisting false solutions by claiming, "Not in anyone's backyard." We banned fracking in 2012, we need to also ban fracking infrastructure!
We support a rapid transition away from fossil fuels to community controlled clean energy solutions. Projects like this pipeline will lock us into decades more of dirty energy, delaying our ability to reduce fossil fuel consumption in the state.
Send us a copy of your letter! We'd be happy to help get it out to various newspapers.
Demand that the Department of Public Service represent Vermonters opposed to this pipeline! Sign this petition created in collaboration with Toxics Action Center!
Let Governor Shumlin know Vermonters everywhere say NO to this fracked gas pipeline by signing this petition!
Submit public comment to the Public Service Board here. Let the Public Service Board know you oppose this project!
Canvass in your town to get the word out & build a strong movement.
Contact us for outreach materials, petitions & ideas for starting an organizing conversation!
Host an educational event in your community. Contact us to connect with people who can speak to the issue & share their story as landowners, climate organizers or anti-fracking organizers!