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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

Report | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislative Committee Blocks Wind Power – Again

Today, the legislature's regulation review committee voted to extend Connecticut's wind power moratorium by blocking regulations governing siting of wind turbines. This same committee has voted to extend the wind power moratorium repeatedly over the past year, blocking renewable energy jobs, and a renewable energy future, for Connecticut.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Poised To Strengthen Cap on Carbon Pollution

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection held a public hearing today on proposed amendments to the state's regulations implementing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) which caps carbon pollution from power plants. Environment Connecticut testified in support of the proposal and called for strengthening the carbon cap to ensure it requires pollution reductions from power plants of 2.5% per year.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Congratulations Gina McCarthy, Our New U.S. EPA Administrator

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Gina McCarthy as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The confirmation came just weeks after President Obama instructed EPA to cut carbon pollution from power plants as part of his plan to fight global warming.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for Future Generations

Today, President Obama will announce a climate plan that sets limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advances energy efficiency and increases the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Storm Irene, and the blizzard of February 2013, the president’s plan to address global warming was applauded by Environment Connecticut.
 

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