The saga began in 2012 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that 1,544 acres of land in Louisiana was “critical habitat” for an endangered species known as the dusky gopher frog.
Most Vermont state government policies, plans, legislation and spending address carbon emission reduction. Comparatively little thought is given to adapting our rivers, roads, power lines, homes and public buildings to extreme weather.
As citizens of an ostensibly free society founded upon the principle of limited government, this is not something we should be pleased about. This bag ban is a truly authoritarian, totalitarian policy.
That’s right. New York’s climate bill, touted as the “one of the nation’s most aggressive,” would only cut 0.3 percent of global emissions by 2050.
Every New England state is among the top 10 most expensive. Consumers want to know: why is that? The real cost driver isn’t the cost of the electricity itself — yet, anyway.
Vermonters are taking a cautious approach to the use of Roundup after the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that the prime chemical ingredient does not cause cancer.
A coalition of states, businesses and unions challenged the Clean Power Plan in federal court, calling it EPA overreach. Trump’s EPA agrees with that sentiment. The ACE rule takes a narrower approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The nation’s newest plastic bag ban was signed into law Monday by Gov. Phil Scott, making Vermont yet another state with questionable restrictions on popular bags, straws and stirrers.
In May, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler issued a memorandum directing the agency to “ensure that its regulatory decisions are rooted in sound, transparent and consistent approaches to evaluating benefits and costs.”
Beginning in earnest in 2006, climate change activists have succeeded in progressively shifting the emphasis of transportation policy toward reducing CO2 emissions and defeating climate change.
In January 2018, China banned nearly all plastic trash imports, raising concerns about the future of recycling. But in Vermont, recycling is mandated by law.