• Sanders pushes bill on climate change
    January 13,2013
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    Sanders pushes bill

    on climate change

    The Associated Press

    BURLINGTON ó Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said the warmest year on record in the United States and in Vermont has persuaded him itís time to get serious about climate change.

    Sanders said he will introduce legislation that includes a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from the biggest polluters, more money for energy efficiency, and clean energy research and development.

    He said the measure also would end tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuels.

    Sandersí announcement followed word from the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., that the mean U.S. temperature last year was 55.32 degrees, a full degree warmer than the old record set in 1998.

    The mean 2012 temperature in Burlington was 50 degrees, also beating a record set in 1998.
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MORE IN Vermont News

    While some people say we should wait and see, and others are saying now’s the time or... Full Story

    Republicans are crying foul over the latest unemployment rate released by the Vermont... Full Story

    PLAINFIELD — Black Bear Biodiesel recently ended its first season selling... Full Story

    More Articles