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Yes, The Plan Is To Pass A Carbon Tax in 2017
By Rob Roper Back in December of 2014 Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier), chair of the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee, gave an interview about Carbon Tax legislation he...
Commentary: All Payer and the One Big Provider
by John McClaughry Last week outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin made public the draft agreement he made with the Federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Its...
PR – Ethan Allen Institute Launches Carbon Tax Awareness Campaign
For Immediate Release September 26, 2016 . VERMONT — All summer long, VPIRG interns have been knocking on doors, selling Vermonters on the vague idea a “carbon pricing”...
Commentary: Carbon Tax Would Kill Jobs
by John Goodrich For nearly 38 years I had the privilege to work for one of the most important companies in the Northeast Kingdom. St. Johnsbury-based Weidmann puts...
Commentary: Sue Minter Wants to Expand the Sales Tax to Services
by Rob Roper At the Tunbridge Fair, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter indicated in an interview with WDEV’s Mike Smith that she is in favor of expanding the...
Commentary – Questions for Candidates 2016
by John McClaughry Election season is upon us, and many incumbent legislators are hoping to slide through to reelection on the basis of party support, name recognition, and...
Carbon Tax “Quick Facts” Sheet (For the VPIRG Intern in your Neighborhood)
STOP THE CARBON TAX! The left wing lobbying and activist organization VPIRG is engaged in its annual summer ritual of sending college kids door to door to propagandize...
VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2016 Update)
Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues. INTRODUCTION The following collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as...
John McClaughry’s Rebuttal and Closing Statement vs. VPIRG
On December 3, the Ethan Allen Institute debated representatives of the Energy Independence Vermont coalition over whether or not Vermont should enact a Carbon Tax. The following are...
Rob Roper’s Opening Argument vs VPIRG on Carbon Tax
Rob Roper Why should Vermont enact a tax on Carbon? A tax that would ultimately artificially increase the cost of gasoline, according to proposed legislation, by 89-cents a...
Rob Roper Makes the Case for Statewide School Choice
CLICK to Watch Presentation EAI president, Rob Roper, is taking this presentation on why Vermont should adopt a statewide school choice policy around Vermont. In a nutshell, school...
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10-24-16 – Fact Checking Mike McCarthy’s Carbon Tax “Fear Mongering” Charge
by Rob Roper The Ethan Allen Institute’s radio campaign on the Carbon Tax is having an impact, as you can see from the following video clip from a...
10-20-16 – The Senate and the Carbon Tax
by Rob Roper For the past two years, moving a Carbon Tax forward has been the focus of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee. The Vermont senate...
10-19-16 – Transportation RGGI Is A Gas Tax
by John McClaughry I was leafing through my old Vermont Digger comments the other day and found this one in December 2015 about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative...
10-17-16 – The Science and Politics of CO2
by Steven Yaskell Climate is dynamic. There’s no scientific proof that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels are correlated to temperature fluctuations outside of non-dynamic climate models. These non-dynamic computer...
How many lies can you fit into 1 min 30 sec Carbon Tax video?
by Rob Roper The VPIRG led coalition group, Energy Independent Vermont, put out a video pushing for a Vermont Carbon Tax (they don’t call it that) ahead of...
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