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Bond Quoted in VPR

David Bond was quoted in a VPR article about the recent law suits filed by Saint Gobain against Vermont residents. 

The article, "Saint-Gobain Sues State of Vermont Over Permanent PFOA Water Standard," published in early February this year, noted Bond's role in the mitigation of this crisis. Bond has been "working with some Bennington residents on the water contamination issue and was contacted by them about the court papers."

Bond spoke critically of Saint Gobain's response. "Residents I spoke with felt threatened by the summons. They felt like Saint-Gobain was trying to harass and silence them for speaking out against the company that poisoned their water. Rather than working toward a solution to this problem, Saint-Gobain appears to be intent on delaying progress and possibly intimidating impacted residents" said Bond.