December 1, 2021 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Vermont officials have released the state’s initial Climate Action Plan, which will help guide the implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act. Among other priorities, it details how the state will reduce emissions, become more resilient to a changing climate, and improve transportation throughout Vermont. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.
“The climate crisis is putting Vermont’s communities at risk as we speak,” said Elena Mihaly, Vice President of CLF Vermont. “The Climate Action Plan is a huge first step in slashing polluting emissions, building smarter, and prioritizing communities overburdened by climate impacts. We’ll be pushing to make sure the implementation of the plan prioritizes cleaning up our transportation systems and transitioning to truly clean heat and electricity. Our homes, land, and critical resources can’t wait.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.