Vermont’s new Global Warming Solutions Act became law without Republican Governor Phil Scott’s approval. In the Green Mountain State, Republicans and Democrats generally agree that climate change is real and that it’s important to do something about it. But they don’t generally agree on the approach — arguing mostly about how goals can be achieved at a reasonable cost. Those disagreements, however, are just the backdrop to what matters most—to all states—about the Global Warming Solutions Act. Joel Stronberg explains why everyone should be paying attention to what’s going on in Vermont and what it means in the fight for a healthy environment.
October 3, 2020