We, the undersigned, call on all Vermont state legislators and the Governor of Vermont to pass a statewide ban on any new fossil fuel infrastructure* within the State of Vermont (currently bill H.746).
A ban on fossil fuel infrastructure would:
1. Reduce the State's consumption of fossil fuels and resulting greenhouse gases;
2. Avoid direct impacts to land, water, and wildlife during construction;
3. Minimize cost risks to utilities and consumers as the greater economy transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
*Fossil fuel infrastructure includes transmission pipelines, fossil-fuel-powered electricity generation, large-scale fossil fuel storage facilities.