To protect Vermont skiing from the worst impacts of climate change, the state must continue its legacy of climate leadership and implement carbon pricing for all carbon emissions.
As skiers and snowboarders, we know that Vermont’s natural beauty is one of the state’s greatest assets, and that snowsports are a vital part of the Vermont way-of-life.
And yet, Vermont is already feeling the impacts of climate change:
The average annual temperature in our state has risen 1.3°F since 1960.
Our annual freezing period has shorted by 4 days every decade.
By the end of the century, ski resorts like Stratton, Killington and Sugarbush could be facing ‘Tennessee-like’ winters
With President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, state and regional climate action are more important than ever!
Vermont is already a member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the highly successful cap and trade program for carbon emissions from power plants, that has slashed global warming pollution from power plants in half within its nine member-states.
If Vermont extends carbon pricing to include emissions from heating and transportation, it could cut carbon pollution by an additional one-third!
From Vermont? We need your help!
Sign our letter telling Governor Scott to support carbon pricing in Vermont to protect a healthy environment and snowy winters in Vermont for many generations to come.