Vermont Gas Pipeline: Safety Concerns Presented To Governor, Federal Pipeline Safety Administration

Concerned Vermonters have compiled evidence of serious and chronic safety issues surrounding construction of the Vermont Gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury. These were detailed and documented in a letter delivered to Governor Scott and a similar letter… Read More

WATCH: Rising Tide Vermont Presented Award by GJEP’s Anne Petermann, Orin Langelle

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle presented the Ed Everts Activist Award Ceremony to Rising Tide Vermont at the Peace and Justice Center in Vermont on Jan. 19. Environmentalist Bill McKibben was a co-presenter of the… Read More

Vermonters Celebrate New Federal Investigation into VGS Pipeline Safety

Vermont Groups and citizens in opposition to the Vermont Gas Pipeline are celebrating the January 12th announcement from the federal Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) stating that they will be opening an investigation into whether construction of… 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

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

LISTEN: Interview with Dr. Rachel Smolker on Gas Pipeline Battle in Vermont

Listen to this strong interview on the Gathering Peace radio show on WGDR and WGDH radio out of Vermont with GJEP’s own Dr. Rachel Smolker. Dr. Smolker is entrenched in a tenacious fight to stop a natural gas pipeline… Read More

Food Advocates Race to Stop Destructive GMO Labeling “Compromise”

Originally published on CommonDreams.org By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The “compromise” food-labeling bill announced Thursday by leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is nothing less than a “rollback of democracy at the behest of the world’s largest agribusiness and biotech… Read More

Tree-Sit Stops Pipeline Construction For Second Time In Three Days

Via Rising Tide Vermont:   Monkton, Vt.– In a new wave of public opposition to the project, participants in the campaign to stop the fracked gas pipeline have stopped construction for the second time this week. Early this… Read More