Speaker of the House: GWSA means LESS accountability to meet climate goals.
For the past two years, how many times have we had to hear from Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) advocates that Vermont’s 2005 goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “lack teeth,” and this dentally challenged nature of our policies is why Vermont has consistently failed to meet those goals. We need big, sharp, serious teeth! And those teeth were going to be the citizen lawsuit provision of the GWSA. This allows that if Vermont isn’t on track to meet the targets in the law, “any person” can sue the state at taxpayers’ expense.
Here’s just a sampling of the bicuspid obsession from the last biennium…
Jon Margolis on GWSA
Vermont Digger’s liberal political columnist Jon Margolis recently weighed in on the recently enacted – over the Governor’s veto – Global Warming Solutions Act. Here’s the interesting part:
Woodson Center 1776 Project
In this era of racial turmoil and violent protests, it’s good to see something constructive emerging. My leading example is the 1776 Project. It was launched by a longtime friend of mine for forty years, Robert Woodson Sr., to counter the 1619 Project that the New York Times launched last year to explain that America is forever defined by slavery, and that all white people are guilty of incorrigible racism.
Forest Fires & Faulty Evidence for Climate Change
‘The growth of raging forest fires is evidence of worsening climate change.’ But what if that narrative is completely unsupported by the data?
Global Warming Meadow Muffins
Two weeks ago, when Gov. Scott was about to veto the Global Warming Solutions Act, the media was quick to interview activists strongly opposed to the veto – but of course at least to my knowledge the media didn’t bother to interview anyone outside the Scott administration who had said for nine months that this bill was really bad for Vermont.
True North’s “Ballot Integrity” Reporting Page Exposes Fraudsters (In more ways than one!)
Kudos to True North Reports for doing what the Secretary of State’s office and/or the Attorney General’s office refuse to do in Jim Condos’ unprecedented, Wild West, mail-everybody-a-ballot election, and that is create an online portal to report suspicious election activity.
The Superabundance of Climate Lobbyists
I took some time last week to work through the photo book of registered lobbyists at the Vermont State House, with a particular eye for the number of them announced as working for “climate change” legislation.
Benefits of a Shrinking Middle-class
The middle class is dying, as high-income earners take more of the wealth, turning middle-income earners into low income earners. At least that’s what’s been repeated by many on the left.
Today, September 17, marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States.
Official who oversaw Colorado’s transition to vote-by-mail says VT not prepared
Scott Gessler was the Secretary of State of Colorado over the period when that state transitioned to mail-in-voting system. He’s done an analysis of the plans and procedures our own Secretary of State Jim Condos has put in place for Vermont’s 2020 general election and finds it, to be charitable, lacking.