Environmentalists Denounce UN’s Bioenergy Themed International Day of Forests

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s [1] “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as “sustainable”… Read More

Legislature’s Climate Caucus challenges Vermont Gas Pipeline

Legislators request Vermont Department of Public Service to direct a reassessment of the “public good” permit for the Addison County gas pipeline. Citizens to continue to gather support at Town Meetings this week.    The Vermont Legislature’s “Climate… Read More

Vermonters Blockade Pipeline Construction at Geprags Community Park 

Via Rising Tide Vermont: Hinesburg, Vt. – Over two hundred people rallied, and six people were arrested, at Geprags Community Park in Hinesburg to take a stand against the Fracked Gas Pipeline project, demonstrating that Vermont’s movement for climate… Read More

Vermont Citizens, Alarmed by the State’s Lax Oversight on Pipeline Construction and Safety, Call on Fed to Step In

Via ProtectGEPrags.org:  A coalition of Vermont groups, including 350 Vermont, Protect Geprags Park, Central Vermont Climate Action, Just Power, Vermonters for a Clean Environment,  Upper Valley Affinity Group, Rutland Climate Coalition and Toxics Action Center has requested that… Read More

Vermont Pipeline Opponents Continue Battle After Project Approval

While the national media has spotlit the Dakota Access Pipeline project thanks to ongoing protest efforts organized by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the truth is Dakota Access is just one of several pipeline projects threatening people and the… Read More

Citizens Group Fighting Pipeline Alleges Officials Violated Open Meeting Law

VPR, Vermont’s NPR News Source, recently did a report titled, “Hinesburg Citizens Group Alleges Officials Violated Open Meeting Law” featuring quotes from Global Justice Ecology Project New Voices Speaker Dr. Rachel Smolker. Dr. Smolker has been working to… Read More

GJEP’S Rachel Smolker Fighting Natural Gas Pipeline Construction in Vermont

As seen in this report by WPTZ News in Vermont, Dr. Rachel Smolker is working with members of her Vermont community to fight the construction of a natural gas pipeline through the state. Smolker is part of GJEP’s New… Read More

Citizen Group Taking on Vermont Gas Pipeline Project Includes Rachel Smolker

BiofuelWatch co-director Rachel Smolker was recently interviewed for a piece for Vermont Public Radio titled, Hinesburg Residents Prepare To Fight Vermont Gas Over Wetland Clearcut. Smolker is part of a citizen group that recently secured legal standing to fight Vermont Gas Systems on… Read More

Earth Minute: State of the Union and the ‘Reinvention of Our Energy Sector’

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann discusses President Obama’s State of the Union Speech in this week’s Earth Minute. Listen to Earth Minute on the Sojourner Truth Show on KPFK Radio. In his recent State of the Union… Read More

President Obama’s ‘Reinvention of Energy Sector’

  Listen to a complimentary radio interview with Rachel Smolker on KPFA’s Flashpoint here. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked of having “reinvented our energy sector.” He also said the “auto industry just had… Read More