SHARON — Activists around the Upper Valley are planning to strike while the planet is hot.
And they’re not waiting for this month’s weeklong “Global Climate Strike” — a mix of demonstrations, teach-ins and school-walkouts, including protests in South Strafford and Randolph — to see who else wants to sound the alarm about worldwide warming caused by humans.
Next week alone, high school- and college-age activists will visit two Upper Valley forums to encourage people of all ages to join them during climate strikes...Read More
| MARCH 01, 2018
BY JILL WILCOX
Two Rivers Action Coalition (TRAC) opened its February 22 meeting to the public for a discussion of carbon management legislation in the Vermont House and Senate.
Two bills based on the ESSEX plan to manage carbon pollution, H791 and S284, are being debated by the House Committee on Energy and Technology and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
Read More: https://www.ourherald.com/articles/meeting-on-carbon-pricing-attracts-a-crowd-of-50/
Resolution Urges Quicker Action
| JANUARY 18, 2018
BY SANDY VONDRASEK
In 2011, the state of Vermont adopted a comprehensive energy plan, with an ambitious goal of meeting 90% of the state’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2050.
Pointing to the increasing amount of carbon in the atmosphere— which has already surpassed the 350 parts per million that had been set by scientists as the safe upper limit—citizens in the White River Valley, and elsewhere in Vermont, are pressing the state to step up to the challenge.
Read More: https://www.ourherald.com/articles/town-mtg-topic-climate-change/
RU Teens Will Help Get Voters Registered
| OCTOBER 04, 2018
BY SANDY VONDRASEK
In Vermont, unlike some states, it is easy to register to vote. Residents can register online, in the privacy of their homes, or anywhere they can access a computer or smart phone. They can do the deed with a short stop at their town clerk’s office. They can register anytime they visit the Department of Motor Vehicles.
And, if they let it go until the last-minute, they can even register on Election Day, at their official polling location.
Those who are in the Randolph area next Friday, Oct. 12, can register to vote at Randolph Union High School, in an event that promises to be brimming with a sense of civic engagement and community.
Read More: https://www.ourherald.com/articles/getting-out-the-vote/
Published on vtdigger.org
April 17, 2018
Finally, after years and years of inaction, the Vermont Legislature is stepping up to help support low-income weatherization by proposing a 2-cent per gallon surcharge on delivered fuels like propane and heating oil. We all should applaud the legislators who developed and are supporting this simple proposal.
So why don’t Senate President Tim Ashe and Gov. Phil Scott support it?...
Read the whole story: https://vtdigger.org/2019/04/17/steve-gagliardone-look-people-not-industry/