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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Willful ignorance, and what to do about it

Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t support the ESSEX Plan to reduce electricity costs and put more money in Vermonters’ pockets. And despite the fact that the plan has the support of business leaders, low income advocates, and environmentalists, he doesn’t want to learn about it either.

That’s willful ignorance, and Vermonters deserve better.

If […]

The Carbon Taxes We Already Pay

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, 1789. Portrait painted in 1767 by David Martin (1737-1797)

They have no benefit, but their price is high.

By George Harvey

Carbon Fee and Dividend for a Bright Green Future

900 Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers before visiting 502 Congressional offices on June 21, 2016. Photo: Citizens Climate Lobby.

By John Gage

The transition to clean energy is underway, but not fast enough to prevent life-changing consequences from greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide (CO2), the major contributor to climate change, sea level rise, and ocean […]

Solutions: A Carbon Campaign

A Proposal for Sustainable Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Roy Morrison. This picture was taken in a tropical rainforest. Photo taken by his wife, Luanne Bakero

By Roy Morrison

The following is a grassroots campaign to support a sustainable global carbon dioxide emissions standard of three tons of carbon dioxide per person per […]

Sanders Introduces Bill to Cut Carbon Emissions 80 Percent

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 – Expanding on his ambitious plan to combat climate change, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Climate Protection and Justice Act today to establish a price on carbon pollution. The legislation would cut total emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, fund historic investments in energy efficiency and sustainable energy technologies, […]

Businesses Endorse Carbon Pollution Plan

Business leaders say investing in efficiency and renewable energy is good for environment and keeps jobs and money local.

Montpelier, Vt. – More than 200 Vermont businesses have joined a growing coalition in support of using money from a carbon pollution tax to invest in renewable energy and efficiency jobs in the state, […]

Bernie Says it All! Will Capitol Hill Listen?

Sanders Backs EPA Curbs on Power Plant Pollution

WASHINGTON, July 30 – At a news conference on Capitol Hill and in testimony at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today strongly endorsed an EPA proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants to curb global warming.

“If we do not address […]