Add Your Name: Tell VT Legislators to Pass the Global Warming Solutions Act!

Vermont seems to take climate change seriously. Our legislature set goals to significantly reduce global warming pollution, and we declared “We’re Still In” after Trump abandoned the Paris Climate Accord.

And yet Vermont’s climate pollution has increased 16% since 1990. Why?

The answer is simple. Goals are nice, but without requiring action they don’t result in much.

That’s why VPIRG is working to pass the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act.

It’s time to require that Vermont’s government make measurable progress each year toward our climate targets, just as other New England states have done.

The Global Warming Solutions Act would make Vermont’s existing carbon pollution goals enforceable requirements and allow enforcement through court action if our state government fails to act. While the Act would direct the state to evaluate and implement the best approaches to emissions reduction, it would not be prescriptive about how these reductions are achieved.

Add your name below to our letter to Vermont legislators telling them to pass the Global Warming Solutions Act!

Petition: Pass the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act!

To Vermont Legislators:

Vermont is not meeting its statutory climate pollution reduction goals.

It's clear we need something more substantial than unenforceable goals if we're going to do our part to address the climate crisis and move Vermont to a sustainable, clean energy future.

It's time to require that Vermont's government make measurable progress each year toward our climate targets, just as other New England states have done.

Required climate commitments are a practical and proven success, as states like Massachusetts have found. While Vermont's emissions have gone up, theirs have gone down.

We, the undersigned, urge you to pass the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act - and turn our climate goals into climate requirements.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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