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Water Cooler: It’s official: no gasoline-powered new cars by 2035

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VT Digger Vermont officials are ready to ban sale of new gasoline passenger cars by 2035 11/22/2022 1:51 PM
WCAX Immigrants, DHS settle case seeking activist targeting info 11/22/2022 2:41 PM
True North Reports John Klar: Are Vermont’s state pensions safe? 11/22/2022 2:55 PM
WCAX ‘Stunt Nite’ returns to the Flynn 11/22/2022 3:38 PM
VT Digger Northfield police chief’s public comments on school locker rooms draw rebuke 11/22/2022 4:37 PM
VT Digger At the Irasburg Village School, a math teacher’s departure has administrators struggling 11/22/2022 4:45 PM
VT Digger The FCC has a new broadband map. Vermont officials say it vastly overstates reality. 11/22/2022 5:29 PM
NBC 5 Local pharmacies feeling the pressure as nation faces drug shortages 11/22/2022 6:06 PM
WCAX Newport state’s attorney employee fired for carrying gun at courthouse 11/22/2022 6:30 PM
WCAX UVM Health Network chief looks back at turbulent decade 11/22/2022 6:21 PM
WCAX 3rd high-profile insanity defense trial expected by spring 11/22/2022 6:20 PM
WCAX Hunting for Vermont’s ‘ghost dams’ 11/22/2022 6:25 PM
WCAX New Johnson clinic to offer primary care, substance abuse treatment 11/22/2022 6:21 PM
NBC 5 ‘She had a lot up against her’: inspirational 3-year-old to light the Church Street Christmas Tree 11/22/2022 6:35 PM
VT Digger New board to take closer look at citizens’ experience with Bennington police 11/22/2022 6:52 PM
WCAX Northeast Kingdom communities grapple with school staffing shortages 11/22/2022 10:08 PM
The Valley Reporter Warren purchases key wildlife corridor 11/23/2022 3:15 AM
VT Digger Franklin County legislators weigh impeachment for newly elected sheriff 11/23/2022 6:17 AM

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  1. Headlines from 2035…..

    January…”Worst Blizzard In New England History Hobbles Vermont. Widespread Power Outages Now Two Weeks Ongoing. Transportation Now At A Complete Standstill. Governor Moonbeam Calls Out National Guard.”

    February …”It’s Official: Majority of Vermonters Now On Food Stamps.”

    March…”It’s Official: Vermont Population Now At Half of What It Was Just Five Years Ago.”

    April: “It’s Official: Last Vermont Maplefield’s – In Saint Albans – Closes.”

    May: “It’s Official: Installation Of Forty-Five Wind Power Turbines Now Completed On Mount Hunger”

    June…”It’s Official: Vermont State Government Now Insolvent.

    Mid-June…”Joining Other Iconic Vermont Brands, Ben and Jerry’s To Cease Vermont Operations; Electric Power Instability And Costs Cited”

    July…”Barre Woman Dies On Road While Being Transported In Ambulance; Poor Charging Of Battery Said To Be Cause; Seventh Such Incident In Central Vermont This Year”

    August…”It’s Official: Named Change Unveiled For Vermont State; Now Blittersdorf University.”

    “September…”Last Dairy Farm In Vermont Ceases Operation. Analysts Cite 2032 Ban of Diesel As Major Factor.”

    October…”It’s Official: Chinese EV and Solar Panel Giant MinBao Breaks Ground On New Factory In Hardwick”

    November… “It’s Official: Recount Shows Ballot Initiative To Amend Vermont Constitution To Ban Air Home Conditioning WIns by 533 Votes.”

    December… “It’s Official: Mad River Glen and Smugglers Notch File For Bankruptcy On Same Day.”

  2. This should be interesting. We don’t have the power grid to support this. Plus folks that have to travel a lot. Hmmm. And winter time when the power goes out, especially in rural areas(which is a lot of Vermont), folks won’t be able to get out. Probably more planning and thinking about where the materials for all these batteries come from. Think!!!!

  3. Rest assured, similar to the political elites that banned intermingling and required masks during Covid and were caught in restaurants and partying maskless the elites will have an exemption like what will be available for fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.

  4. This will fizzle out, as it is nothing more than virtue signaling. We simply won’t have the infrastructure to support this.

  5. Another feel-good, virtue signaling initiative by the Vermont Legislature’s Committee on Wishful Thinking…the one that brought us “90% renewable heating and transportation by 2020″…

  6. Has the state figured out a way toput out lithium battery fires? I understand such fires require thousands and thousands of gallons of water.

  7. I dont mean to let reality get in the way of idealism but my question is: will people of the middle class have the means to safely, conveniently and reliably fuel our cars by the time the mandate rolls around? Henry Ford had the initiative to manufacture cars that were affordable for most people, including those who worked for him actually producing the vehicles. He did so only AFTER the infrastructure for fueling them was well established. Will this be the case in 2035, or will motorized personal transportation go back to being a luxury, affordable only by the wealthy? Do most people ponder questions like this when we vote in Vermont?