Vermont becomes first state to penalize oil companies for climate change

Last year, Vermont suffered a catastrophic series of torrential rains that washed out major cities like Montpelier, the state’s capital, and the nearby municipality of Barre. Many businesses took months to rebuild and many homeowners were left stranded. Some Vermonters said it was the worst natural disaster to hit the state since a 1927 flood killed dozens of people....

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