Governor Scott Creates Vermont Climate Commission

CLF calls for measurable action to reduce harmful carbon emissions

July 20, 2017 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to Governor Scott’s announcement of a new Climate Change Commission in Vermont. The commission is tasked with identifying how the state can achieve its renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission goals. 

“Vermonters across our state are calling for real, measurable action to reduce harmful carbon emissions into the air we breathe, and this commission is a step in the right direction,” said CLF senior attorney Sandra Levine. “But to meet the Paris climate commitments, Vermont needs more than a new commission — we need concrete policy outcomes. These include putting a price on carbon pollutionincreasing energy efficiency measures statewide and cutting carbon emissions every year. CLF looks forward to working with the Governor in order to ensure that this commission delivers real solutions for Vermonters to meet the challenge of climate change.

CLF experts are available for further comment.