Here’s something curious: No charges were filed against Democrats. No one at either the Environmental Protection Agency or the Genesee County Health Department was charged.
Fourteen state attorneys general wrote a letter to the White House, informing the president they were reviewing all legal options over his decision to nix the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.
Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t want the state of Vermont to “turn the screws” on Vermonters or “break their wills” when it comes to climate-change reduction policies. His position runs contrary to advice given to the Vermont Climate Council by a Massachusetts climate official.
The governor and state senators are working to ensure that low- and middle-income Vermonters transition to electric cars and buses, and they hope to pay for the transportation overhaul with federal coronavirus relief dollars.
In July 2019 the Legislature instructed the Public Utility Commission to recommend what the Legislature must do to adopt “a multi-pronged approach to address Vermont’s greenhouse gas reduction and weatherization goals.” The PUC has now delivered its report.
In a supposedly free society, is it really the role of government to “break the will” of bad guy Vermont senior citizens on fixed incomes trying to heat their homes in February? We would say not.
The chair of the Senate Energy Committee who put forth a weatherization proposal estimated at $1.3 billion says the governor’s plan to invest $25 million is a good start — but not good enough.
A video has surfaced of David Ismay telling a group of Vermont-based climate advocates that in order for Massachusetts to lower carbon emissions, the state needs to “break their will” and “turn the screws on” ordinary people.
Several trade unions that endorsed President Joe Biden during the campaign, condemned his executive order revoking the federal government’s permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Van Deusen knows how Vermont politics works. While our legislators may insist that lower income Vermont residents will be better off after TCI because our legislators will get even more money from the TCI regional bureaucrats than they gave in gas taxes, this is unlikely.
The state of Vermont should tax fossil fuels to fund carbon reduction programs required by carbon reduction mandates, a Jan. 15 report by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recommends. Estimated annual revenue from three proposed revenue sources would total $78 million.
Canadian company TC Energy is suspending work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline as President Joe Biden followed through on his pledge to revoke its federal permit.