The article linked below was written by Ben Walsh who works for Vermont Public Interest Group (VPIRG), a powerful renewable lobby in Montpelier.
Here is his introductory paragraph: "Leadership in the Vermont House and Senate, as well as the governor, have identified climate action as a key priority this year. They have recognized that Vermont has both a legal and moral obligation to cut climate pollution in an equitable way, and at a pace that recognizes the scale and severity of the climate emergency."
Now, like Maine, Vermont has suffered tremendous economic dislocation from the pandemic - 24,000 jobs have been lost and many surviving businesses cannot find help. Vermont has seen massive increases in mental health problems, suicide and drug overdoses and the winter has been just that - months of freezing cold and snow. Inflation and scarcity are affecting everyone.
Not one word in his introduction reflects Vermont reality and in his column one will see the unfolding of a new narrative blending social and racial justice with climate change paranoia. The talking points are widening beyond climate, maybe because Vermont being so cold folks have lost interest in global warming, so a new layer of guilt had to be introduced to justify the "control the climate" agenda.
This is relevant to the battle whether you live in Maine, Vermont or anywhere else where zero carbon policies will destabilize the grid and impoverish society.