Stop VT Biomass

Sign the Letter: Get dirty, polluting biofuels out of the Affordable Heat Act!

Join 33 environmental and social justice organizations, and over 230 individuals in calling for Vermont's legislature to remove biomass, liquid biofuels, and "renewable" natural gas from the measures eligible for credits under S. 5, the Affordable Heat Act.  Click the link above to read the detailed letter and the current list of signatories.

Who is Stop VT Biomass?

Stop VT Biomass is a coalition of local residents who are concerned that biomass, biofuels and “renewable" natural gas (RNG) are being promoted as solutions to the climate crisis when they are in fact carbon-intensive, polluting fuels that would increase greenhouse gas emissions, adversely impact public health, and harm ecosystems both locally and globally. We are deeply disappointed that the so-called "Affordable" Heat Act, which relies heavily on biomass, liquid biofuels, and RNG, was recently made into law, but we will continue to fight for the most just transition possible with other bills, and as the AHA goes to the PUC rule-making phase. We are also focused on Burlington city ordinances to eliminate polluting biofuels from the heat sources permissible in new buildings, and building momentum to stop the proposed McNeil steam pipe.