Scott shows no interest in burgeoning green economy

BRATTLEBORO — Phil Scott, the Republican candidate for governor, says he is pro-jobs and pro-business, but he has repeatedly shown a negative interest in one of Vermont's fastest growing sectors: renewable energy.

Since Scott's campaign has received significant funding from the fossil-fuel industry, including the infamous Koch brothers, I cannot help but wonder what is going on there.

We have a fledgling green economy initiative growing in southern Vermont, and it is very exciting. Its success will be strongly influenced by the leadership, or lack thereof, coming from our next administration.

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