News Release | Environment Connecticut

President Obama Ramps up Effort to Upgrade Buildings to Save Energy and Reduce Pollution

President Obama, joined by former President Clinton and business leaders, today announced the next steps in the Better Buildings Initiative to unleash private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements for our nation’s buildings.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Americans $260 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Americans prepare for the busiest travel holiday of the year, and days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, a new Environment Connecticut report finds that more fuel efficient cars would significantly cut oil use and save Americans nearly $260 million at the pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released at an event today following the Obama administration’s announcement last week proposing new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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