A Good Start for Scott

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Last week, Gov. Phil Scott took the oath of office and issued his first executive order. It’s a good one. He directed every state agency and department to focus on three strategic priorities: • strengthening the economy; • making Vermont more affordable; • and protecting the most vulnerable. That’s exactly…

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Poll: Vermonters Support Action to Address Global Warming

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At a press conference in Montpelier today, Energy Independent Vermont released data from a survey of likely Vermont voters.  The key findings include: Vermonters believe global warming is happening, understand that it is human caused, and they are worried. Eighty one percent of Vermonters think global warming is happening; 63%…

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VCRD climate council to Legislature: Take a look at carbon pricing

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The highly-regarded Vermont Council on Rural Development released its Vermont Climate Change Economy Council “Progress for Vermont” report and action plan today. The Council, chaired by Federal District Judge William Sessions, spent a full year engaging Vermont citizens, businesses and institutions around the challenge of advancing the Vermont economy in…

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