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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

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Hartford, CT—Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Connecticut and nationwide.  The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.  A recent joint analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Union of Concerned Scientists projects that by 2030 in Connecticut alone, the standards will cut carbon pollution from vehicles by nearly 2.8 million metric tons—the equivalent of the annual pollution of roughly 424,000 of today’s vehicles—and save more than 235 million gallons of fuel.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Governor Malloy to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti-Pollution Program

Connecticut organizations, businesses, and officials joined more than three hundred stakeholders from across the region in calling on Governor Malloy  and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Report | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

New Report: Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 73 Percent in Connecticut

One year after Hurricane Irene led to record flooding that devastated our state, a new Environment Connecticut report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 73 percent more frequently in Connecticut since 1948.

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News Release

217 Atlantic Coast Environmental Groups and Other Stakeholders Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind

Today, 217 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast are united in calling for bold action to accelerate the development of offshore wind. In Connecticut, ten offshore wind proponents joined Environment Connecticut, including the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Senators Doyle and Meyer, Clean Water Action of Connecticut, and several other environmental groups and elected officials. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration to show strong support for progress made to date and to urge continued leadership to ensure we see several wind farms spinning off our coasts within the next few years.

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