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Climate Dispatch—May 28, 2021: Session Wrap-Up

Today’s episode We’re one week out from the adjournment of the 2021 legislative session. This year, policy makers made unprecedented investments in climate action—and so much more! Today we’re joined by VPIRG’s Climate and Energy Program Ben Edgerly Walsh for an...

Climate Dispatch—May 21, 2021: Rebecca Ramos and the State Budget

Today’s episode Today we are joined by Rebecca Ramos from the Necrason Group, who has been following the ins and outs of the budget process all year. As the Legislature wraps the FY 2022 budget, which includes an unprecedented $250 million investment in climate...

Vermont Enacts Groundbreaking Restrictions on Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Montpelier, VT - Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law a nation-leading bill that restricts the sale of consumer products that contain toxic chemicals known as PFAS. Legislative leaders and organizations released the following statements in response. Senator...

VT Legislature Sends “Vote by Mail” Legislation to Governor

The Vermont Senate concurred in a voice vote today with House changes to S.15, legislation that will require ballots to be mailed to all Vermont voters in general elections moving forward. The policy that was put in place as a one-time emergency measure in 2020 during...