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Re: “Vermont Lawmakers Float Carbon-Combating Proposals

Hannah
"A price on carbon pollution won't kill the industry tomorrow"

You are correct. In fact I doubt it will effect them at all. It will only burden Vermonters with paying higher prices for fuel.

"a price on carbon will keep us from moving back decades"

Pure conjecture, with nothing to back it. The industry is highly regulated, and those regulations are working. In a word, we are already moving forward, not backwards.

"The more the fuel dealers welcome the energy transition, the more they choose life for their industry, and the more they will benefit too from carbon pollution tax revenues. This should make sense to you, since you alluded to it yourself."

What is this energy transition you are alluding to? Transition to what? If its cleaner fossil fuels your arguing for, thats already happening, and has been happening for years. And we should continue to push toward even cleaner fossil fuels.

Let me ask you this; What is the alternative?

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Posted by grant christiansen on 04/11/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Vermont Lawmakers Float Carbon-Combating Proposals

Spencer Putnam:
"Much of the money we now send out of state to buy fossil fuels will instead circulate in our economy and encourage healthy economic development right here."

I call bull shit. I don't know about you but the fuel company I use is family run and operated in Vermont. This bill will hurt an industry that is already regulated to death. Let me tell you something you appear to not already know. Sit down. Are you ready? The regulations are already working. The fuel is cleaner, systems are more efficient, and are continuing to improve in efficiency.

Fuel dealers (local Vermont fuel dealers btw) are becoming more diversified in service because by the nature of the industry, they are selling less fuel today than they were 10 or even 5 years ago.

And where do the employees come from? Most are local Vermonters. We are not falling for this BS anymore. Just because it "feels good" to you does not make it fair to the rest of us.

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Posted by grant christiansen on 04/11/2017 at 9:03 AM

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