Senate overrides Scott veto of toxic substances bill

Brian Campion, D-Bennington, called it "a very strong vote with a very strong message."

Campion, a lead sponsor of the bill, said he was proud of his Senate colleagues, including Dick Sears, D-Bennington, "for showing leadership on this important issue."

"Jobs at any cost is not what Vermonters want....We have all learned from the PFOA contamination in Bennington how dangerous it can be when businesses are not regulated."

Scott, in his veto message Monday, said the bill "is duplicative to existing measures that already achieve its desired protections" and "will jeopardize jobs and make Vermont less competitive for businesses."



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