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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