by Greg Thayer
Have you seen the price of gasoline at your local gas station pumps? This is Vermont of the Progressives and Democrats. I paid $3.69 per gallon 2 days ago. This is happening all across the Green Mountain state to working Vermonters already struggling with inflation at the marketplace. Everyone of us is affected. This is negative, and it is eroding tourist spending dollars. There is more to come under their Climate Initiative (Global Warming Solutions Act). The Left does not listen to you, they hand out some “freebies” – i.e. cellphones, drugs, syringes, free healthcare, and taxpayer money.
Solar and wind energy will never going to be able to power Vermont, let alone all of America. The climate fear mongers do not want you to know that the manufacturing, moving, and upkeep of these products are made by and dependent on fossil fuel energy.
The unintended consequences of 100% alternative power by 2035 has some severe issues for people. Just imagine being one of the cars stranded on I-95 south of DC last month for 23 hours in freezing weather in an electric car. Thousands of jobs will be lost, billions of dollars and tax revenues gone. The cost to working Vermonters will crush family budgets. It will burn holes in your pockets just paying to put gas in your car and heat your home. There will be no money for food, housing, loans, or any entertainment fun. This is the plan for you; Progressives and Democrats want you controlled by government.
As I said at my campaign announcement on 27 January 2022, on the steps of the People’s House at the State Capitol, the legislators in the building do not care about you, and the consequences they put on you does not affect them. They do not care! The Progressives (socialists) are pushing policies designed by their special interest bosses in Washington, DC. These people do not care!
To the people, who protest for these far left, out of touch environmental policies, including the high school students who they get to rally, please study the entire issue. Read real data, not just the stuff they are showing you. Please educate yourself to real facts. Further, if you want to protest, protest the Paris Climate Accord; it does nothing for the environment. Moreover, the two biggest climate offenders China and India have no environmental systems in place and have a waiver for ten years not to comply with the rules of Paris Agreement. Why?
Here in America our environment is highly regulated and enforced beyond reproach. Our CO2 levels are within normal basis, for a population of over 334 million people. Another fact. Vermont shut down our Vernon nuclear plant, and the CO2 levels increased. Do you all understand the CO2 is widely needed for plant life and I will submit for human and animal life, too?
The Vermont’s Climate Council is proposing an action plan that will stop growth, stop people from moving into our beautiful State, force people to change their vehicles, their home and businesses heating systems, and ultimately, change life in the Green Mountain state.
As your next Lieutenant Governor, I will fight for a clean and safe environment. For the cleanest water and air, brooks, rivers and lakes every day. I will do it with input from Vermonters and common-sense. I will do it with less burdensome government regulations and tax structures. I believe 100% that we can have a clean and safe environment with strong economic development for every Vermonter. My own family lives, works, and plays here too.