When it comes to energy issues, Vermont continues to lead the nation with new and creative ideas for energy sources and conservation techniques. This spirit of innovation by no means negates the financial hardship felt by many Vermonters as energy prices fluctuate and options are limited by our rural landscape. With long commutes and extremely cold winters, Vermonters are often the hardest hit by rising fuel prices.
For years, Senator Leahy has worked to provide assistance to those Vermonters in need and to combat rising energy prices across the board. Senator Leahy continues to work to bring down the price at the pump, investigate market manipulation by oil and gas companies, and help struggling families. As part of a long-term solution, Senator Leahy is fighting to break our addiction to foreign oil and invest in affordable, domestic, and renewable sources of energy.
Shown above, Leahy, Sanders, and Welch met with Energy Secretary Steven Chu about Vermont's energy and green economy initiatives on October 7, 2009.
- Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To Senate Defeat Of The Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Tuesday Night, November 18, 2014
- Senate Floor Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) In Opposition To S.2280, The Bill To Approve The Keystone XL Pipeline, November 18, 2014
- U.S. Energy Department Awards $3 Million in Solar Energy Grants to Vermont Companies, October 22, 2014