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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

In July 2011, President Obama announced plans for nationwide clean car standards that will require new cars and light trucks to meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon through 2025. The work of Environment Connecticut’s staff, members and allies to adopt clean car standards here in Connecticut as far back as 2004 helped pave the way for this step — the single biggest step our nation has ever taken to end its addiction to oil. Nathan Willcox, our federal global warming program director, had the honor of thanking the president in person.

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CONNECTICUT ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS APPLAUD GOVERNOR’S VETO OF FISHING SEASON FOR GLASS EELS

Environment Connecticut and our allies applauded Governor Malloy’s veto of a bill that could have allowed a fishing season for glass eels, the juvenile form of the American eel. The American Eel is currently under consideration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a candidate for the Endangered Species list.

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EPA proposes first-ever nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants

On Monday, June 2, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America.

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Connecticut Charging Ahead toward Electric Cars

On May 29, Connecticut and 7 other states unveiled a plan to put over 3 million electric cars on the road within 12 years.

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CT Legislature Passes Toxic Fracking Waste Moratorium

On Wednesday, May 7, just minutes before the end of the 2014 legislative session, the CT House of Representatives passed SB 237, establishing a minimum three year moratorium on processing, storage, and dumping of toxic fracking waste.

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New Climate Science Report Warns of Growing Threat and Urgent Need for Action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming. The report makes a compelling case that quick action to cut carbon pollution is urgently needed – and without it, the risk to future generations will only continue to grow.

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