On the 1 year anniversary of the Climate Action Commission…

It’s been one year since Gov. Phil Scott established his hand-picked Climate Action Commission. Read the statement below from VPIRG, Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Capstone Community Action, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) asserting that Vermont must do more to live up to our…

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Vermont’s climate pollution steadily on the rise

On July 5th, while Vermonters were suffering through a deadly heatwave, Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation released the latest Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory — and it’s scary stuff. Detailing Vermont’s greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution from 1990-2015, this report highlights a troubling trend: Vermont’s climate pollution is up 16% from 1990…

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Passed: Expanded appliance efficiency standards!

On May 22nd​, Gov. Scott signed H.410 – legislation that expands Vermont’s appliance efficiency standards. Gov. Scott listened to the voices of Vermonters, as well as the vast majority of the Vermont House of Representatives and State Senate, which passed the bill on tri-partisan votes of 137-4 and 25-4, respectively.…

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