January 2010 126 Mile Walk to Montpelier

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  • Safe and Green Campaign organized the 126 mile “Step It Up to Shut It Down” walk to the Vermont Statehouse from Brattleboro, January 2nd to January 13th, holding informational sessions on VT Yankee issues and staying at host homes along the way. On the last day, we were joined by hundreds of marchers walking from Barre to Montpelier in below zero weather. We delivered a petition to the legislature with over 1,650 signatures. The petition said the time has come to turn off Vermont Yankee and switch to safe, affordable and available alternatives. A month later, the state Senate voted 26-4 against Vermont Yankee (click here for an article on the vote).

    Click here for a blog of the walk and here for a 5 minute video

    Scroll down for photos by Cate Woolner and David Shaw. Click here for dozens of photos.