Photo: Joan Shannon and Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (Courtney Lamdin/Seven Days)
Guests: Joan Shannon, Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sen. Chris Bray

Vermont’s most populous city, Burlington, is renowned for its progressive values and commitment to sustainability. With the upcoming mayoral elections on the horizon (Tuesday, March 5th), we’ve sought clarity from the two party-endorsed mayoral candidates regarding their stance on environmental issues. 

On this week’s episode of the Democracy Dispatch Podcast, you’ll hear me ask candidates Joan Shannon and Emma Mulvaney-Stanak the same set of questions, recorded as two separate conversations. Vermont Conservation Voters does not endorse in municipal elections, but given the historic nature of this particular race and the fact that the election will be decided using ranked choice voting (a method we strongly support and advocate for), we wanted to inform our listeners across the region of the two candidates’ climate priorities. 

Also on the podcast, we hear again from Natural Resources & Energy Committee Chair Sen. Christopher Bray (D-Addison) following the 5-0 committee vote to advance S.213, the Flood Safety Act. This bill takes important steps to reduce the risk of future flooding and strengthen our communities’ resilience.

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