Jen Duggan, director of the Conservation Law Foundation of Vermont, said fear of that legal battle is precisely the point.
“This bill will force those hard conversations,” Duggan said. “As of now, it’s easier to punt those hard conversations. This bill requires that they happen.”
Duggan said the desire to avoid a lawsuit will compel the government to act. She added Vermont has shown that it needs that added level of urgency.
“We have a history of having these really important goals on the books and not making sufficient progress to meet them,” Duggan said.
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