Tomorrow, Vermont’s legislators are returning to the State House to S.230—the renewable energy siting bill that was vetoed by Governor Shumlin this week. VPIRG has come out in support of this veto, because last-minute changes to the legislation essentially place a moratorium on wind development for the near future.
Are you able to join us at the State House this Thursday?.
We believe the issues raised by the Governor are legitimate, and weren’t intended by the legislature. We’re urging the legislature to fix those issues and send the bill back to the Governor to sign. If you’d like to read our full statement on the veto and fix, you can find that here.
Renewable energy supporters who are interested in showing support and joining the many groups asking the legislature to fix and pass the bill are meeting at the State House cafeteria at 9:30 on Thursday, shortly before the legislature reconvenes to consider the veto and the fix. I hope you’ll consider joining us, if your schedule allows. I can’t understate the impact on legislators of their constituents literally, physically showing up to support clean energy.
Contact Ben Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding directions, parking, etc.