Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Global Warming Solutions Act should be passed

I am writing to thank Senators Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy for their vote earlier this year for the Vermont Global Warming Solution Act (GWSA). I am wondering where my Representative, Harvey Smith, stands on this bill since he was absent the day of the vote.
I hope all of our legislators, and Governor Phil Scott, can see the Global Warming Solutions act as an opportunity to revitalize our state and economy. Passing the Global Warming Solutions act will put us on the road to renewed economic activity.
The benefits of acting on climate change are many. Acting on climate now helps keep more of Vermonters’ hard-earned dollars in state, creates local clean energy jobs, and attracts young people who want to participate in creating a green, 21st century economy.
As the bill comes up for a final vote in the coming weeks, I am asking all of our legislators to take a stand for the climate and our communities and vote YES for the GWSA.
I also encourage members of the public to urge Gov. Scott to sign the bill after it is passed.  He can be reached on his website at governor.vermont.gov/email.
Fran Putnam
Weybridge

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