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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.

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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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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