Gubernatorial candidates to debate on environment

07/03/08 6:34AM

Vermont's three major gubernatorial candidates have agreed to square off for their first debate of the 2008 campaign on July 20, with the environment, energy, food and farming up for discussion.

The debate between Democratic House Speaker Gaye Symington, Progressive Anthony Pollina and Republican incumbent Gov. Jim Douglas is set for 5:30 p.m. that Sunday evening at the Lareau Farm on Route 100 in Waitsfield.

Sponsoring the debate are the Vermont Natural Resources Council, American Flatbread Company, a restaurant located next door to the farm, and Vermont Localvores.

The debate is free and open to the public.

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