VPIRG calls out college on fossil-fuel support

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Middlebury College has missed two opportunities to take a strong stand against global warming that could have set an example for other institutions of higher education around the country, according to Paul Burns, executive director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.

Last month, after considerable debate, the college declined to divest its fossil fuel-related endowment investments. The college is also on record supporting a proposed natural gas pipeline that would extend the Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline from Chittenden County to Addison County.

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