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Saving—and strengthening—the Bottle Bill

Back in 1978, our staff helped pass Connecticut’s Bottle Bill. In 2004, with the help of a strong coalition, we fought back against industry lobbyists pushing for its repeal. And in 2009, we won an expansion of the Bottle Bill to include bottled water—which will keep hundreds of millions of plastic bottles from littering our roads, parks and beaches every year.

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Restoring protection to Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound could soon be better protected from pollution and development. At the urging of our staff and members, the Obama administration recently moved to restore protections to 3,000 miles of streams that feed the sound — and the drinking water for six in 10 people in the state. Now we're working to make sure the strongest Clean Water Act makes it over the finish line.

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Reducing global warming pollution

Power plants will emit less of the pollution that threatens our children's future, thanks to our defense and strengthening of the Regional Greenhouse Gase Initiative — the Northeast's cornerstone clean energy and carbon pollution reduction program. And this past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution.

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Building a clean energy future

A landmark state law you helped win made Connecticut a true clean energy leader, setting crucial efficiency goals and making it easier for you and thousands of other Connecticut homeowners to go solar and invest in energy efficiency projects. Together, we’ll work to block polluters’ attempts to roll back our progress and keep us dependent on dirty energy.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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