For Immediate Release
Montpelier, VT (August 17, 2022) – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is announcing a series of events for the public to learn more about proposed amendments to existing rules related to low emission and electric vehicles.
These proposed amendments set standards for auto manufacturers that will reduce greenhouse gas and criteria air pollutant emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and engines that are delivered for sale or placed in service in Vermont. The proposed amendments will also require auto manufacturers to deliver more low emission and electric vehicles to Vermont.
Even though these requirements are being imposed on auto manufacturers, ANR expects that there will be indirect impacts on Vermonters. At the events, the public will have an opportunity to learn about the benefits and impacts of the rules, get information about existing programs and resources that support the transition to electric vehicles, participate in a discussion of what other policies are needed so that all Vermonters can benefit from this transition, and provide public comment on the proposed amendments.
Public Event Schedule:
- September 7, 6:00pm Park House, 340 Rec Park Road, Manchester Center, 05255
- September 8, 6:00pm Gateway Center, First Floor, 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport, 05855
- September 14, 6:00pm Burlington Old North End (O.N.E.) Community Center, First Floor, 20 Allen Street, Burlington, 05401
- September 15, 6:00pm Bellows Falls Opera House, Lower Theatre, 7 Square, Bellows Falls, 05101
- September 21, 5:00pm Aldrich Public Library, Milne Room, 6 Washington Street, Barre, 05641
- September 23, Noon Virtual Meeting, Zoom link and phone number
The public comment period is open until September 30, 2022 and comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail: Megan O’Toole, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 1 National Life Dr, Davis 4, Montpelier, VT 05620.
For more information about the proposed amendments visit our website.
Vermonters are facing the impacts of climate change now, and emissions from vehicles make up most of the harmful greenhouse gas and other air pollutants emissions in Vermont. The initial Vermont Climate Action Plan, released on December 1, 2021, calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by adopting these proposed rules to further increase electric vehicle adoption in Vermont.
# # #