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Press release from the Office of Vermont Attorney General

September 15, 2020

Attorney General Donovan’s Statement on the Governor’s Veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act:

“Climate change is real, and it is already affecting our state. The Global Warming Solutions Act, recently passed by the Vermont Legislature, tells government: When it comes to climate change, do your job. I testified in favor of […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Fantastic news! Yesterday, the Vermont House passed the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) with 102 representatives taking a stand for real climate action in Vermont. The 102-45 vote margin means we expect there will be enough votes to override Governor Scott’s decision – if he chooses to veto this pollution-reducing, job-creating bill.

This […]

Social and Environmental Justice

September 10, 2020

By James Hansen

We older people are leaving young people a tough row to hoe. So when they figure out something on their own, the best thing that we can do is support their efforts.

That’s the philosophy that Dan Miller and I had in writing the op-ed below (A Socially and […]

A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change

September 9, 2020

By James E. Hansen And Daniel H. Miller, Opinion Contributors

A majority of the public is in favor of action on climate change, and putting a fee or tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels is generally accepted — including among conservatives — as a key method for reducing greenhouse gas […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Contact your lawmakers today to urge them to support the Global Warming Solutions Act!

Earlier this week, lawmakers reconvened for the final days of the 2020 legislative session, with a primary focus on finalizing a FY 2021 budget. That said, a few key policy priorities remain in play, including the important, job-creating, pollution-reducing, Global Warming […]

Springfield Residents to Mass Lawmakers: “We Can’t Breathe”

Climate Justice Coalition Urges State Reps to Close Loophole for Polluting Power Plants in MA Climate Bill

(Springfield) A diverse coalition of community, social, civic, and public health organizations sent a strongly-worded letterto Springfield state representatives urging them to close a loophole in the House climate package that would pave the way for a controversial […]

Volinsky to Speak at Upper Valley Pipeline Coalition Zoom Celebration

Volinsky to Discuss Gubernatorial Race, Climate Change in the Granite State Claremont school funding lead lawyer, Executive Councilor, and candidate for governor Andru Volinsky (D) will speak on Wednesday, August 13th at an event held by the Upper Valley Pipeline Coalition via Zoom. This event is called “It’s A Gas Party!” and will celebrate […]

Baker-Polito Administration Launches First-in-the-Nation Clean Peak Energy Standard

Program Will Promote Use of Clean Energy When Costly Electricity Demand is Highest

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the launch of the first-in-the-nation Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS), a financial incentive program that promotes the use of clean energy technologies to supply power when electricity demand is at its highest, also known as […]

Dartmouth Upcoming Energy Events and Deadlines

Tuesday, July 28 | 12:15 p.m. Dartmouth Energy Collaborative Energy Seminar Kaitlyn Bunker, Rocky Mountain Institute “Clean Energy Transition: What We’ve Learned from Partnering with Caribbean Islands to Develop Inclusive Approaches that Accelerate Progress” Kaitlyn Bunker, head of the Islands Energy Program at the Rocky Mountain Institute, will discuss the approach developed by the […]

It’s All Hunky-Dory, but…

06 July 2020 James Hansen and Makiko Sato Well-meaning souls, rightfully concerned about the effect of “gloom-and-doom” talk on young people, say that everything is hunky-dory, climate change impacts are exaggerated (they often are) and climate change is not a serious threat (unfortunately, it is).

Let’s look at reality, real data for the real […]