Wednesday August 15th, 6:00-8:00pm, Buffalo Mountain Co-op Cafe
Join local representative Chip Troiano and Sierra Club member Judy Bellairs to discuss efforts to pass legislation to protect pollinators. Judy and Chip will review what happened during the 2018 session, when the Chip’s bill H.688 was introduced, following the recommendations of the house-appointed pollinator protection committee. Unanswered questions include – why did several members of the committee end up testifying AGAINST the very measures they recommended in their report? What was the backlash against the recommendations, and why didn’t the bill pass? We will be exploring these questions and more, as well as looking into plans for the upcoming year to strengthen testimony and constituent engagement throughout Vermont with this important issue of pollinator protection.