36 towns to vote on climate change resolution

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) At least 36 Vermont towns are expected to vote next week on resolutions seeking action on climate change at the municipal level.

350Vermont organized the effort to get the resolutions on Town Meeting Day agendas across the state. Organizer Jaiel Pulskamp says there is not enough action at higher levels of government. She said the resolutions seek a ban on new energy pipelines, a call for 90-percent renewable energy, and an energy policy that is fair and equitable to all residents.

"Vermont is not taking the essential steps to reduce its carbon output. This inaction from the state and federal leadership motivated 350 Vermont to look for solutions at the local level," Pulskamp. "Historically, resolutions have been instrumental in shaping policy and fostering change in Vermont."

Pulskamp says the goal is to spur action at the state level on climate change.