Vermont’s attorney general TJ Donovan has joined a band of Democrat attorneys general to sue the Trump administration over environmental deregulations. All 21 attorneys general involved in the lawsuit are Democrats.
This week the House will accept the minor Senate amendments and vote to send the bill to the governor. He can sign it, let it become law without his signature, or veto it. Gov. Scott has powerful grounds for a veto.
A newly appointed panel of unelected “stakeholders” will design a plan to meet the GHG reduction mandates and give it to the unelected bureaucrats at Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), who will then create, implement, and enforce rules impacting the lives and livelihoods of Vermonters based on that plan.
In the 28th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses the food scrap ban in Vermont’s landfills, composting, and options for waste with state Sen. John Rodgers and Kim Crosby from Casella.
In April, 45% Americans believed “coronavirus/diseases” was the biggest problem facing the country, followed by “the government/poor leadership” at 20%.
Vermont has no fossil fuel electricity generation to shut down, but it will need to find renewable electricity from somewhere to power those 60,000 electric cars it plans to subsidize. Where, and what exactly? And at what price?
This week House lawmakers will be reviewing the Global Warming Solutions Act, a piece of legislation that would change renewable energy goals into mandates and allow individuals to sue to the state if the quotas are missed.
H.688 does not solve global warming. In fact, the bill is downright bad climate policy because it prioritizes emissions reductions over environmental protection.
“Legislative Leadership should take some time to seriously reflect on whether the provisions of the GWSA truly represent the best interests of Vermonters, and whether or not now is the time to be spending time, energy, and resources hashing out this issue.”
Compounding the danger is the unfortunate reality that California’s electricity capacity — arguably the most “green” in the nation — can’t handle the demand needed to run the air conditioning.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state’s transition away from fossil fuels and reliance on renewable energy was a contributing factor to the state’s rolling blackouts.