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In our emails, sent once or twice a week, you'll receive:
• alerts on new threats to Connecticut's environment
• opportunities to join other Nutmeggers on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
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.
Power plants will pollute 32 percent less nationwide, and clean energy sources such as solar and wind will meet more of the Connecticut and the nation’s electricity needs, according to limits on carbon pollution being finalized today that are central to President Obama’s plan to address climate change.
Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.
Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering claims from utilities that solar power owners don’t pay their fair share of electric grid costs.