Vermont environmental groups are urging the Legislature to keep efforts to stem climate change at the center of its agenda. A half-dozen groups sent representatives to a State House news conference Tuesday to speak on issues ranging from the need for more money to weatherize Vermonters’ homes to a ban on tar sands oil running through a pipeline that crosses northeastern Vermont. The Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and the Building Performance Professionals Association of Vermont were among the groups represented. Johanna Miller of the resources council said society faces a climate crisis and she and other advocates urged that Vermont adopt policies to address it.

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