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 (D-Vt.), Senate President Pro Tempore And Chairman Of The Appropriations Committee’s State Department And Foreign Operations Subcommittee, On The State Department’s EIS On The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, January 31, 2014
- Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $2.5 Million in Heating Assistance for VT, January 31, 2014
- Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Agreement By Governor Shumlin, Attorney General Sorrell And Entergy, Concerning Vermont Yankee, December 23, 2013