S1, E4 (Jan. 30, 2023): Looking Back on 15 Years of Environmental Justice

Guests: Sen. Ginny Lyons, Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale

Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale (D/P-Chittenden Southeast) takes a look back at the environmental justice legislation that inspired her to run for the state legislature over 15 years ago. She explains the importance of equity in the conversation about the environment and climate, as well as the progress that has been made, and where work still needs to happen. Lauren has a conversation with Sen. Ginny Lyons (D-Chittenden Southeast) about toxics legislation that would remove PFAS and other harmful chemicals from products like shampoo, lotion, and other cosmetics. We share the news that Rep. Kate Donnally (D-Hyde Park) has stepped down from her role in the statehouse and give updates on progress around the Affordable Heat Act, housing equity, land conservation, and more. Read the full transcript here.