VPIRG recently joined a coalition of environmental groups from around New England in releasing a report that lays out the danger posed by this possibility. Since then, Governor Shumlin has come out strongly against moving tar sands oil through Vermont, and reiterated his already strong stance against the use of tar sands oil.

On Vermont Public Television recently, he stated “I don’t want to see Tar Sands oil shipped through Vermont…I don’t think we should be doing anything to promote Tar Sands, period.” – Governor Peter Shumlin, June 21 (http://www.vpt.org/show/6002/0, starting at minute 36).

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