The Democrats who voted for the bill defend their unpopular decision by insisting S.5 is “just a study.” Why is the PUC hiring two permanent employees and another to a three-year contract in order to perform “just a study” that’s due in eighteen months? Seems odd, no?
In this era dominated by aggressive steps to deal with “climate change,” it’s worth inquiring into what the climate activists are working to install in our public school system, presumably to lead their pupils into supporting a long list of policies on the climate change agenda.
What these Vermont legislators cannot grasp is that relying on electric heat is just not feasible in a Vermont winter. It might work in New Mexico, but even there you see these power failures that cripple the society.
Next up is the transportation sector and higher taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels plus higher registration fees on vehicles that use those fuels.
When Gov. Phil Scott vetoed S.5, the clean heat standard bill, he needed to convince at least one senator to change his or her position or four or five more representatives. In the end, no senators switched, and four representatives did — only to oppose Scott, not support him.
Needing a two-thirds majority vote to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of Senate Bill 5 on Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 107-42 to pass the measure, which one public policy group said could cost Vermonters billions of dollars in the coming years.
One of the favorite talking points supporters of the Clean Heat Standard, S.5, like to pull out is that it will at most only add pennies to the cost of a gallon of heating fuel.
The Vermont Senate on Tuesday morning voted by the required two-thirds majority to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of S.5, the Affordable Heating Act.
Scott released a video Saturday morning on social media urging Vermonters to contact their legislators to ask them to vote to sustain his veto of the bill. This push comes as Democrat Party leadership appears to be rushing the override vote.
This program is extremely expensive and extremely regressive. It will cause a lot of pain for Vermont’s most vulnerable citizens. And the worst part of it all is that all this pain and expense will achieve exactly nothing in regard to “solving” global warming.
Sibilia thereby insidiously diverted attention away from the revelation that S.5 is not about solving global warming, while simultaneously invoking another cause.
Democrats passing off responsibility to unelected commissions runs long and deep. Whenever possible, left-leaning legislators use majorities to create increasing costs through fiscal or regulatory burdens over which they can claim no control.