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Vermont Needs to Implement Our Climate Action Plan!

May 25, 2022 — Vermont’s Climate Action Plan mandates that we meet climate pollution reduction targets over the coming decade. The Vermont Legislature has been tasked with passing legislation to implement recommendations outlined in the Climate Action Plan, which have been vetted through years of research and public engagement.

The biggest pollution reduction policy of the Climate Action Plan under consideration by the legislature this year was the Clean Heat Standard, H.715, a performance-based approach that would require fossil fuel heating providers to annually, cost-effectively, and equitably ratchet down climate pollution in Vermont’s thermal sector, our second largest emissions sector.

Unfortunately, despite strong votes to advance the legislation in both the Vermont House and Senate, Governor Phil Scott vetoed the bill and the Vermont House narrowly failed to override the Governor’s veto on a 99-51 vote, falling one vote short of the 100 needed to override. Scroll down to see how your Representatives voted on this crucial vote. This means that Vermont has once again delayed essential climate progress. 

The failure to advance the Clean Heat Standard’s after two years of work, combined with the absence of any clear policy or regulatory tool to achieve necessary pollution reductions in the transportation sector, makes it clear Vermont is not currently on track to meet the state’s legal greenhouse gas reduction requirements.

This is why we’re asking you to please sign our petition to make it clear to Governor Scott and the Vermont Legislature that we cannot delay action any longer when it comes to addressing the climate crisis. 

For a full list of votes by all Representatives in the House on the override of the Governor’s veto of the Clean Heat Standard, see below: 

Roll Call  Vote Record    District
Sheldon of Middlebury Yea Addison-1
Scheu of Middlebury Yea Addison-1 
Conlon of Cornwall Yea Addison-2
Birong of Vergennes Yea Addison-3
Lanpher of Vergennes Yea Addison-3
Cordes of Lincoln Yea Addison-4
Elder of Starksboro Yea Addison-4
Smith of New Haven Nay Addison-5
Norris of Shoreham Nay Addison-Rutland
Brownell of Pownal Nay Bennington-1
Corcoran of Bennington Yea Bennington-2-1
Whitman of Bennington Yea Bennington-2-1
Morrissey of Bennington Nay Bennington-2-2
Nigro of Bennington Yea Bennington-2-2
Durfee of Shaftsbury Yea Bennington-3
Bongartz of Manchester Yea Bennington-4
James of Manchester Yea Bennington-4
Sullivan of Dorset Nay Bennington-Rutland
Martel of Waterford Nay Caledonia-1
Troiano of Stannard Yea Caledonia-2
Beck of St. Johnsbury Nay Caledonia-3
Campbell of St. Johnsbury Yea Caledonia-3
Pearl of Danville Yea Caledonia-Washington
Feltus of Lyndon Nay Calendonia-4
Kascenska of Burke Nay Calendonia-4
Brown of Richmond Yea Chittenden-1
Mattos of Milton Nay Chittenden-10
Palasik of Milton Nay Chittenden-10
Brady of Williston Yea Chittenden-2
McCullough of Williston Yea* Chittenden-2
Squirrell of Underhill Yea Chittenden-3
Till of Jericho Yea Chittenden-3
Yantachka of Charlotte Yea* Chittenden-4-1
Lippert of Hinesburg Yea Chittenden-4-2
Webb of Shelburne Yea Chittenden-5-1
Brumsted of Shelburne Yea Chittenden-5-2
Hooper of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-1
Ode of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-1
Mulvaney-Stanak of Burlington Yea* Chittenden-6-2
Krowinski of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-3
McCormack of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-3
Cina of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-4
Colburn of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-4
Bluemle of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-5
Stebbins of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-5
Rachelson of Burlington Yea Chittenden-6-6
Colston of Winooski Yea Chittenden-6-7
Small of Winooski Yea* Chittenden-6-7
LaLonde of South Burlington Yea Chittenden-7-1
Pugh of South Burlington Yea Chittenden-7-2
Killacky of South Burlington Yea Chittenden-7-3
Townsend of South Burlington Yea Chittenden-7-4
Garofano of Essex Yea Chittenden-8-1
Vyhovsky of Essex Yea* Chittenden-8-1
Dolan of Essex Yea Chittenden-8-2
Houghton of Essex Yea Chittenden-8-2
Black of Essex Yea Chittenden-8-3
Chase of Colchester Yea Chittenden-9-1
Taylor of Colchester Yea Chittenden-9-1
Austin of Colchester Yea Chittenden-9-2
Brennan of Colchester Nay Chittenden-9-2
Williams of Granby Nay Essex-Caledonia 
Lefebvre of Newark Nay Essex-Calendonia-Orleans
Rosenquist of Georgia Nay Franklin-1
Murphy of Fairfax Nay Franklin-2
McCarthy of St. Albans City Yea Franklin-3-1
Toof of St. Albans Town Nay Franklin-3-1
Dickinson of St. Albans Town Nay Franklin-3-2
Norris of Sheldon Nay Franklin-4
Walker of Swanton Nay Franklin-4
Hango of Berkshire Nay Franklin-5
Laroche of Franklin Nay Franklin-5
Gregoire of Fairfield Nay Franklin-6
Leffler of Enosburgh Nay Franklin-7
Morgan of Milton Nay Grand Isle-Chittenden
Morgan of Milton Nay Grand Isle-Chittenden
Scheuermann of Stowe Nay Lamoille-1
Donnally of Hyde Park Yea Lamoille-2
Noyes of Wolcott Yea Lamoille-2
Rogers of Waterville Yea Lamoille-3
Patt of Worcester Yea* Lamoille-Washington
Yacovone of Morristown Yea Lamoille-Washington
Graham of Williamstown Nay Orange-1
Lefebvre of Orange Nay Orange-1
Copeland Hanzas of Bradford Yea* Orange-2
Parsons of Newbury Nay Orange-Caledonia 
Hooper of Randolph Yea Orange-Washington-Addison
Satcowitz of Randolph Yea Orange-Washington-Addison
Labor of Morgan Nay Orleans-1
Smith of Derby Nay* Orleans-1
Marcotte of Coventry Nay Orleans-2
Page of Newport City Nay Orleans-2
Sims of Craftsbury Yea* Orleans-Caledonia 
Strong of Albany Nay Orleans-Caledonia 
Higley of Lowell Nay Orleans-Lamoille
McCoy of Poultney Nay Rutland-1
Burditt of West Rutland Nay Rutland-2
Peterson of Clarendon Nay Rutland-2
Canfield of Fair Haven Nay Rutland-3
Helm of Fair Haven Nay Rutland-3
Terenzini of Rutland Town Nay Rutland-4
Fagan of Rutland City Nay Rutland-5-1
Cupoli of Rutland City Nay Rutland-5-2
Howard of Rutland City Yea Rutland-5-3
Notte of Rutland City Yea Rutland-5-4
Jerome of Brandon Yea Rutland-6
Shaw of Pittsford Nay Rutland-6
Achey of Middletown Springs Nay Rutland-Bennington 
Harrison of Chittenden Nay* Rutland-Windsor-1
Nicoll of Ludlow Yea Rutland-Windsor-2
Donahue of Northfield Yea Washington-1
Goslant of Northfield Nay Washington-1
LaClair of Barre Town Nay Washington-2
McFaun of Barre Town Nay Washington-2
Anthony of Barre City Yea Washington-3
Walz of Barre City Yea Washington-3
Hooper of Montpelier Yea Washington-4
Kitzmiller of Montpelier Yea Washington-4
Jessup of Middlesex Yea Washington-5
Ancel of Calais Yea Washington-6
Dolan of Waitsfield Yea Washington-7
Grad of Moretown Yea Washington-7
Stevens of Waterbury Yea Washington-Chittenden
Wood of Waterbury Yea Washington-Chittenden
Coffey of Guilford Yea Windham-1
Kornheiser of Brattleboro Yea Windham-2-1
Burke of Brattleboro Yea Windham-2-2
Toleno of Brattleboro Yea Windham-2-3
Goldman of Rockingham Yea Windham-3
Partridge of Windham Yea Windham-3
Bos-Lun of Westminster Yea Windham-4
Mrowicki of Putney Yea Windham-4
Long of Newfane Yea Windham-5
Gannon of Wilmington Yea Windham-6
Sibilia of Dover Yea Windham-Bennington
Pajala of Londonderry Yea Windham-Bennington-Windsor
Bartholomew of Hartland Yea Windsor-1
Burrows of West Windsor Yea Windsor-1
Arrison of Weathersfield Yea Windsor-2
Bock of Chester Nay Windsor-3-1
Emmons of Springfield Yea Windsor-3-2
Morris of Springfield Yea Windsor-3-2
Surprenant of Barnard Yea Windsor-4-1
Christie of Hartford Yea Windsor-4-2
White of Hartford Yea Windsor-4-2
Kimbell of Woodstock Yea Windsor-5
O’Brien of Tunbridge Yea Windsor-Orange-1
Briglin of Thetford Yea Windsor-Orange-2
Masland of Thetford Yea Windsor-Orange-2
White of Bethel Yea Windsor-Rutland