News Release | Environment Connecticut

As Emissions in Northeast States Decline, Economic Growth Outpaces Nation

A new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions, while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Obama Administration to Protect Connecticut Residents’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the U.S., yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution from power plants.  The standard proposed today will correct that for new power plants by limiting their emissions of carbon pollution.

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Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Connecticut Families $670 Annually

Connecticut families could save $670 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Connecticut. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Connecticut’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 28 percent—the equivalent of taking 3.9 million cars off the road.

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

President Obama Announces Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 91 percent.

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