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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.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature Approves Bill Expanding Number of Solar Homes in Connecticut

The Connecticut State Senate today approved a proposal by Governor Malloy expanding Connecticut’s residential solar program. H.B. 6838 would expand Connecticut’s residential solar goals, resulting in 300 megawatts of solar installations on over 40,000 homes.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature Approves Bill Expanding Number of Solar Homes in Connecticut

The Connecticut State Senate today approved a proposal by Governor Malloy expanding Connecticut’s residential solar program. H.B. 6838 would expand Connecticut’s residential solar goals, resulting in 300 megawatts of solar installations on over 40,000 homes.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Obama Administration Issues Rule Restoring Clean Water Act Protections

Hartford, CT – 52 percent of Connecticut’s streams will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Shelter from the Storm

Wetlands are more than just scenic parts of America’s natural landscape. They are also home to wildlife and perform many vital functions that protect the health of our waterways and communities. Of crucial importance for our towns and cities, wetlands also offer flood protection by absorbing large amounts of water that may fall during a storm before releasing it slowly into the environment. 

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