Updates

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.

Report | Environment Connecticut

America's Biggest Mercury Polluters: How Cleaning up the Dirtiest Power Plants will Protect Public Health

Power plants continue to release large amounts of toxic pollutants, including mercury, into our air. In 2010, two-thirds of all airborne mercury pollution in the United States came from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Connecticut

New Report Ranks States and Power Plants for Mercury Pollution

A new report ranks states and power plants nationwide according to their emissions of mercury, and outlines the public health threats of mercury pollution. 

> Keep Reading
Report | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

The Way Forward on Global Warming

Humanity is running out of time to stop the most dangerous impacts of global warming. Signs of global warming are appearing around the world – including in the United States – and the latest science suggests that future impacts are likely to occur sooner and be more severe than previously thought.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut House Delegation Votes To Protect Public Health

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 262-161 a bill blocking critical health protections against mercury and other toxic air pollution from cement plants (H.R. 2681). This bill continues the trend of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) pollution agenda putting polluters over people and gutting life-saving clean air protections. All five of Connecticut’s Representatives opposed this bill.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Connecticut

President Obama calls for ending $41 Billion in Big Oil Subsidies

President Obama’s deficit reduction plan includes ending $41 billion in subsidies to Big Oil, including their ability write off drilling costs or to claim domestic manufacturing deductions. 

> Keep Reading

Pages