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Burlington mayor proposes carbon pollution fee

December 3, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, says he’s supporting a carbon pollution fee to help Vermont lead the nation in the fight against climate change.

Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger says the fee should be revenue-neutral and send money back to Vermont residents. He said a fee would help decrease carbon emissions across the board. WCAX-TV reports no state has yet passed a revenue-neutral carbon pollution fee.

Weinberger is getting support from Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo, who says that in the coming years, climate change will be a bigger threat to health and welfare than crime or opioids.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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