Environment: VPP Platform

Progressives believe that Vermont’s natural environment is the foundation of our health, quality of life, and economy. We will work to:

  • Protect our water, air, and biodiversity through strict enforcement of existing regulations, the creation of new regulations, and financial incentives that reward responsible stewardship.
  • Strengthen effective land-use planning policies (e.g., Act 250, Current Use Program) that support town centers, farming, forestry, and conservation.
  • Promote environmentally sound use of Vermont’s natural resources by supporting composting, expanding recycling, reducing hazardous waste, and restoring polluted sites to environmental health.
  • Support and develop alternative energy resources and practices, statewide mass transit, and energy-efficiency programs to combat global warming/climate change.
  • Create a carbon tax that is used for green projects/alternative energy.

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