The House on Thursday approved the latest version of the Global Warming Solutions Act, passing the measure by a 105-37 vote — a large enough margin to override a veto from the governor.
What is a “right to a clean environment”? Does that mean I am entitled to taxpayer funded trash pick up? A court will decide, I guess, cuz I’ll bring that suit myself. Does it mean I can sue my neighbor for grilling out on his back yard barbecue?
The mandated emissions goal we discuss in this show, as detailed in H.688, just was made even worse. The Vermont House of Representatives passed the Global Warming Solutions Act on Feb. 20.
The state of Vermont is changing its fleet over to electric vehicles and hybrids, but little is known about how much it will cost taxpayers, or how the vehicles will perform in New England’s cold climate.
As New Hampshire faces declining highway funds stemming from a decrease in gas tax revenue, lawmakers have been considering higher vehicle registration fees to offset the losses.
In the 17th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses the urban versus rural divide in Vermont with state Sen. Tim Ashe and conservative advocate Meg Hansen — both candidates for lieutenant governor.
The latest proposed change to the Vermont Constitution says natural resources are “common property of all the people.”
Senate Bill 159 was designed as an attempt to increase the amount of renewable energy cities and businesses can generate themselves. But Sununu said he was concerned the bill would cost low-income residents too much because of raised electric rates.
Although numerous Northeast governors have either backed out of or made statements against the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative, Vermont state lawmakers on Thursday discussed the matter as if TCI remains very much alive.
For years, renewable electricity advocates have dreamed of powering Vermont with instate, renewable generation and power storage. Today, the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee learned more about the likely costs of making that happen. The figures are sobering.
The Global Warming Solutions Act bill passed out of the House Energy and Technology Committee on a 7-2 vote and moved to the House Appropriations Committee.