Vermont Green New Deal

Vermont Green New Deal

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Carmen Skinder started this petition to VT State Legislature

PLEASE ONLY SIGN IF YOU ARE UNDER 30 AND LIVE IN VERMONT.

We are facing an urgent and unprecedented global climate emergency. Vermont must play a role in the fight to end climate injustice, and as Vermont’s youth, we are demanding that our government does its part.

S.311, The Vermont Green New Deal

Establishes a fund to finance efforts to address climate change including; weatherization, renewable heating systems, electric vehicles, and public transportation.

Establishes an advisory board, appointed by the Senate President and House Speaker to set priorities and oversee funding, with 12 members: 4 legislators and 8 citizens with expertise in energy efficiency, renewable systems, housing, building trades, transportation efficiency, and members of the Vermont Youth Climate Congress.

Raises $30 million a year from a surcharge on the income tax of the wealthiest 5% of Vermonters, about 16,400 filers with incomes over $200,000 who are enjoying big tax cuts due to the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The wealthiest 5% of Vermonters are in fact saving $237 million a year in federal taxes because of these tax cuts

The fund makes investments to achieve climate change goals and create Vermont jobs without any broad-based tax, carbon tax or impact on the taxes of the great majority of Vermonters.

This bill proposes funding solutions and a comprehensive response to the Climate Emergency.

Therefore, we the undersigned youth citizens of Vermont call on both the members of the Vermont State Legislature’s Joint Climate Solutions Caucus and the Senate Natural Resources Committee to do everything they can to support and move on to passage by the full legislature, during the 2020 legislative season, S.311 A Vermont Green New Deal: 

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