In a series of terse exchanges, the veteran lawmakers competing for Vermont’s No. 2 role tussled over such subjects as Act 250, criminal justice reform, climate change, child care and the role of the lieutenant governor’s office.
This “don’t ask for details, don’t tell costs” attitude is clearly unsatisfying to Council members who think asking and telling should be a celebrated part of the process. It’s the reason they signed up.
“Climate change is very much here. It's affecting us. I think that success looks like resiliency, doing the best we can to be prepared and pivoting quickly.”
Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist, an evangelical Christian and a Texan. Those three parts of her identity do not always play well together. That’s why she is determined to find effective ways to communicate with people who do not agree with her.
When the utilities and ISO-New England representatives gather with federal regulators in Burlington, they need to be sent a message: Listen to the people you work for.
Our grandchildren will look toward us one day and wonder what we did in response.
How bad will things get? No one really knows.
Just as the prospect of climate collapse is unparalleled in our experience, so must our response to it be both creative and imaginative.
What candidate will favor the anti-growth, anti-capitalism, anti-plastic, anti-machine, and pro-human-and-nature-powered hyperlocal future that can attempt to save the planet?
The “energy district,” as it’s called, consists of the towns of Barnard, Bradford, Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford and Woodstock.
Molly Gray, who has billed herself as a pragmatist, believes she can successfully advocate for climate legislation that will be palatable to a broad range of Washington politicians. Becca Balint, widely seen as the more progressive candidate, says we “can’t afford to nibble at the edges” of the issue.
The Vermont senator did not say he would oppose the measure. But he said it should be amended before it passes, to include priorities he said had been left out — to address homelessness, student debt, child care and Medicare.
Burlingtonians, do you have the strength and shared will to do what needs to be done to take the urgent action needed to avert climate collapse and protect ourselves from the worst effects of the oncoming environmental crisis?
Over the next five years, the state is eligible to receive $37 million in federal funding, the feds announced on Friday. Heavy rainfall is one of the most significant dangers to roads and other transportation infrastructure across the state.