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Vermont Agency of Natural Resources



Dear Vermont Transportation and Climate Stakeholder,
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a Vermont-specific information session about the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)—a collaboration of northeast and mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. 
Since 2010, TCI members have been working to develop regional solutions to the northeast’s (and Vermont’s) largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Throughout 2018, TCI conducted a series of regional listening sessions to gather a variety of ideas, perspectives and concerns about how to reduce emissions from the transportation sector.
In December 2018, Vermont agreed to join nine other jurisdictions to develop a cap-and-invest policy proposal for transportation fuels (statement can be found here). By December 2019, each jurisdiction’s leadership will need to decide whether to participate or not. 
There is a yearlong regional stakeholder engagement process that many of you may be aware of. The first technical workshop is next Tuesday, April 30 in Boston. There will also be a workshop focused on addressing equity concerns in Newark, NJ on May 15. More details on those workshops and the TCI workplan can be found here. There will be additional workshops throughout the summer and fall. 
The regional workshops will be important to identify key regional concerns, but a Vermont-specific conversation will be critical. We want to understand the potential costs and benefits associated with this regional approach and understand Vermont-specific considerations. We cannot do this without your engagement so we're asking for your feedback on what this program might mean for Vermont and we'd like your help determining which areas we should focus on.
On May 14, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Main Conference Room in the Dewey Building on the National Life Campus, representatives from across state government will present the details of the process to date, discuss potential outcomes for Vermont, and listen to your questions and feedback as we move forward with our work.
In advance of the meeting, we invite you to view a primer on cap-and-invest programs that may be helpful in answering some initial questions. Please find that video here.
Please RSVP below and share this email with others you think may be interested in attending.
I hope you will join us on May 14,
Peter Walke
Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources