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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

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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News Release | Environment Connecticut

President Obama to Unveil Plan to Tackle Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, record droughts and wildfires in many states, President Obama has announced he will unveil a climate action plan on Tuesday designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Senators Blumenthal and Murphy Urge President Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in Connecticut, and urging him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Back To The Future: State Budget Raids Ratepayer Clean Energy Funds – Again

Hartford, CT – “In the words of Yogi Berra, it's 'déjà vu all over again' at the state capitol this year. Once again the legislature is resorting to a budget-balancing gimmick used repeatedly in previous years that hurts electric ratepayers, kills jobs, and harms our environment.

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