This bill is designed to feed climate change lawyers and send the bill to taxpayers. It’s high time to scrap the whole sorry thing.
The Global Warming Solutions Act allows the Conservation Law Foundation to go to court, like it did in Massachusetts, and get a court order to demand that the secretary of Natural Resources issue even more sweeping and invasive rules.
This bill is a total abrogation of democracy, a guaranteed economy wrecker, and a shameful attack on our liberties. It should be taken out and burned.
What the GWSA would do is empower the Agency of Natural Resources to come up with and enforce “rules” designed to shrink the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to specific levels by 2025, 2030 and 2050, regardless of any collateral impacts and consequences.
An episode of the Vermont Natural Resources Council “Climate Dispatch” posted Friday features Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and highlights a handful of climate bills, including one that would accelerate the transition towards green energy for Vermont power utilities.
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.
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 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.
Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, Vermont looks to continue its crusade to end climate change. But such weapons are far more likely to be turned on Vermonters than to actually impact the climate.
Supporters of the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) needn’t worry about the Legislature’s cool reception to the unpopular regional carbon tax. If H.688. the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), passes, the TCI will become inevitable.
The Vermont State Auditor of Accounts should be empowered to pump the brakes on climate change regulation, according to a bill sponsored by Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan (D-Dorset), who yesterday announced she will run for auditor against incumbent Doug Hoffer.