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Shumlin talks up steps to combat climate change

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says a multi-pronged approach is needed in tackling climate change, and is outlining some steps that are being taken.

Shumlin pointed at a news conference Wednesday to an agreement with seven fellow governors to put 3.3 million electric-powered, zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. He also noted a series of grants from the state Agency of Natural Resources to towns enabling them to install electric vehicle charging stations.

The governor says a regional greenhouse gas initiative among northeastern states caps carbon emissions and pays Vermont money because of the state's low carbon footprint. He says the state has taken in nearly $12 million from that program this year.

And eight northeastern states are renewing their efforts to reduce emissions from upwind coal-fired power plants.

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