Sanders Opposes Vermont Moratorium on Wind
Sanders next month plans to introduce sweeping legislation to address the crisis of global warming by transforming the nation’s energy system away from fossil fuels. A major new federal investment in wind and other sustainable sources of energy will be part of the most aggressive measure ever waged in Congress to stop an alarming, worldwide rise in temperatures.
The senator in March will host a major conference in Vermont that will focus on major changes that climate change will bring about in agriculture, the tourist economy, the condition of Lake Champlain and the impact on state budgets.
“For many decades now, the state of Vermont has been a leader in environmental protection. We are leading the nation in terms of energy efficiency and, in the last few years, have made very good progress in wind, solar, geothermal and biomass. When it comes to new ideas in terms of protecting the environment, the rest of the country has looked to Vermont for leadership – and we should be very proud of that,” Sanders said.