climate change

First ‘climate economy’ town zeroes in on priorities

POWNAL — More than 100 residents turned out for the launch of Empower Pownal, the state’s first initiative under the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. “We bring a disciplined process that starts with listening, and that’s what we’re here for today,” said Paul Costello, executive director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. The organization […]

Legal experts analyze US and European approaches to environmental issues

News Release — Vermont Law School June 23, 2017 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist office: 802-831-1228 cell: 802-299-5593 [email protected] Legal Experts Analyze European, U.S. Approaches to Environmental Toxic Injuries Claims; Climate Change and Migration; Food Waste SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., June 23, 2017––The latest edition of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) includes articles on a range […]

Vermont leaders vow to step into breach on climate goals

With the U.S. out of the Paris accord, a coalition of businesses, nonprofits and government leaders is pledging to act.

Burlington publishes deleted EPA climate change data to website

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger June 19, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 City of Burlington Publishes Deleted EPA Climate Change Data to Website Burlington Joins 13 Cities across the Country in Preserving Public Research on Climate Change Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the City of Burlington has joined 13 cities […]

Julie Macuga: Big banks are funding environmental injustice

I silently held my sign that said “TD BANK FUNDS DAPL” as admitted students and their families considered not only what classes to take, but which bank to choose.

Paul Burns: Time for Scott to ‘walk the walk’ on climate

Since he was elected, Gov. Scott’s actions on climate have indicated anything but a willingness to lead.

Dick McCormack & Mary Sullivan: Climate accord withdrawal a bad deal for state

The president’s retreat threatens our economy, endangers our health and could permanently alter the landscape that nourishes our bodies and souls.

Julie Moore: Doubling-down on Vermont’s environment

Instead of political gamesmanship, Vermonters of different parties and across branches of government are expanding our commitment to clean water.

Donovan says he’ll uphold climate accord’s goals

Attorney General TJ Donovan said he has joined 18 other attorneys general in support of the international climate pact that President Donald Trump pulled out of last week. The Paris Agreement, as the compact is known, was signed by nearly every country in the world in December 2015. It aims to prevent carbon dioxide pollution […]

James Gustave Speth: Upending the status quo

It is quite disappointing to see this year’s legislative session draw to a close without any bold climate legislation making it to the governor’s desk.

Business, Low Income, Environmental Groups Thank Governor Scott; Ask for Further, Strong Action on Climate Change

News Release — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility June 5, 2017 Contact: Daniel Barlow Phone: 802-355-7461 [email protected] Johanna Miller Phone: 802-371-9611 [email protected] Business, Low Income, Environmental Groups Thank Governor Scott; Ask for Further, Strong Action on Climate Change Montpelier — Last Friday, 13 business, low income, faith and environmental organizations denounced President Trump’s […]

Energize Vermont applauds Gov. Phil Scott for joining U.S. Climate Alliance

News Release — Energize Vermont June 3, 2017 Contact: Mark Whitworth 802.424.0540 Email: [email protected] Vermont must follow principles for rational climate action Energize Vermont regrets the decision by President Donald J. Trump to abandon the Paris climate accord and applauds Governor Phil Scott for adding Vermont to the U.S. Climate Alliance, a partnership of state […]

Larry Williams: Vermont can lead the way in climate economy

But just as climate change is impacting our lives in more ways than how we get our electricity, the climate economy goes beyond energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Activists look for action after Scott defends Paris climate pact

He and the Massachusetts governor wrote to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, calling themselves “Republican Governors of states that have taken a leadership role in combating climate change.”