Vermont Candidates and Elected Officials: Sign the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Now more than ever, Vermonters need elected officials who are willing to take bold action towards reducing our dependence on dirty energy and fossil fuels. Despite broad consensus that we must transition away from dirty fossil fuels, Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. From reduced snowfall, to extreme weather events and increased energy costs, Vermonters are already feeling the effects of climate change. 

Dirty fossil fuel money is corrupting our political system and blocking bold action on climate change. Fossil fuel companies spent more than $260 million in campaign contributions during the 2016 election cycle. Vermont is certainly not immune from the corrupting effects of fossil fuel money. 

That is why in 2018, VPIRG is asking all candidates for elected office in Vermont to sign the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. 

Put Vermont's people, democracy, and climate first by taking the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge using the form below!

*Note: Taking the pledge means that a candidate’s campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from fossil fuel industry corporations, PACs, executives, or front groups associated with these companies. For these purposes, fossil fuel companies are those whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal. We will provide a list of these companies upon request.

*Note also: VPIRG will share the details of your pledge with the national No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge coalition -- and you may be featured on their website:

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge


I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.

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