In this week’s Climate Dispatch, Johanna Miller from Vermont Natural Resources Council and Lauren Hierl from Vermont Conservation Voters provide an update at a crucial moment for the the Global Warming Solutions Act in the Vermont Legislature.
The Vermont House is expected to take up the bill in the middle of next week, which would be the final step before it heads to the Governor’s desk. We need a strong, veto proof majority to help pull the bill over the finish line.
We know that we can’t afford to wait any longer to get serious about protecting our climate and people. The Global Warming Solutions Act lays the groundwork for meaningful action, and ensures that we hold ourselves accountable to treat the climate crisis with the seriousness it deserves. We need your help now for it to become law.
Call To Action: See how your House Representative voted on GWSA the last time it came up for a vote here. If they voted yes, thank them and encourage them to do so again. If they voted no, please urge them to vote yes for this bill that helps to support a resilient recovery for Vermont, both in terms of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare for the impacts of the ongoing climate crisis.
You can reach your Representative(s) in the Vermont House by clicking their name in the roll call vote link, which will then take you to a page with their contact information.
- Want to learn more about how the GWSA will help reduce climate pollution, create good paying jobs, and ensure that rural and vulnerable Vermonters aren’t left behind in the climate economy? Click here for an FAQ document that explains what the bill does (and doesn’t) do.
- As always, you can refer to the Legislative Scorecard compiled by Vermont Conservation Voters for a detailed look at where your representatives stand on critical environmental issues, including climate.