An increase in Vermont's gasoline tax appears to be on the fast track at the Statehouse, but opponents are still trying to generate grass-roots opposition.
The Vermont Petroleum Association and the Vermont Grocers' Association have been collecting signatures on an online petition opposing the proposed increase. The petition has now surpassed 20,000 signatures.
The House has already approved adding a sales tax to the price of gasoline. The bill is pending in the Senate.