News Release | Environment Connecticut

EPA Moves to Close Clean Water Act Loopholes

In the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, on March 25th, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 52% of Connecticut’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Solar Jobs Grew 62% in 2013

Connecticut's solar power industry grew 62% and added 420 new jobs in 2013 according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by the Solar Foundation.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature's Regulation Review Committee Extends Wind Power Ban

The Connecticut General Assembly's Regulation Review Committee for the fourth time since 2012 blocked CT Siting Council Regulations that would have ended the state's ban on new wind power projects.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislative Committee Blocks Wind Power – Again

Today, the legislature's regulation review committee voted to extend Connecticut's wind power moratorium by blocking regulations governing siting of wind turbines. This same committee has voted to extend the wind power moratorium repeatedly over the past year, blocking renewable energy jobs, and a renewable energy future, for Connecticut.

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Connecticut Poised To Strengthen Cap on Carbon Pollution

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection held a public hearing today on proposed amendments to the state's regulations implementing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) which caps carbon pollution from power plants. Environment Connecticut testified in support of the proposal and called for strengthening the carbon cap to ensure it requires pollution reductions from power plants of 2.5% per year.

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