Global Warming Solutions Act constitutional, Attorney General says - VT Digger

Vermont’s Democratic Attorney General and possible governor-in-waiting, TJ Donovan, sent Gov. Phil Scott a letter this week saying the law giving 23 unelected appointees power to create carbon reduction policies passes constitutional muster. But Gov. Phil Scott isn’t so sure.

"On Thursday, Donovan issued a statement pledging to defend the law against any constitutional challenges, including any brought by “the governor or his administration.” “The Global Warming Solutions Act is constitutional and good policy,” Donovan said in the statement. “Vermont should be a leader in addressing global warming and should do what we can to meet our climate goals. There is nothing wrong with holding government accountable to the will of its people.”"

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-04 15:18:01 -0500