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In Step on Climate | Lindsey Mendelson

Two years ago this very day, the United States reached an historic international agreement in Paris committing to address the global threat of climate change with nearly 200 hundred nations. In 2015, the United States was one of the biggest players in the room. Fast-forward to today, and the picture looks quite different. We are the odd one out — the only nation on the planet now stepping away from this critical global action.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

CONNECTICUT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION STANDS UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Hartford, CT -- Today, Environment Connecticut released the Environment America federal scorecard evaluating how the Connecticut congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Absences count against a member's score. 

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Echo the Whale swims into New Haven to protect our coasts

As threats mount against our oceans and coasts, New Haven was visited by Echo the Whale, a 15-foot blow up sperm whale. Like many other endangered marine species, whales rely on us to protect them from oil and gas exploration, drilling and other threats. This reminder couldn’t be more timely as Congress considers a bill that would dramatically expand offshore drilling, and as the Trump administration begins the process to lift the protections that prevent drilling off the Atlantic Coast. Environment Connecticut, joined by State Senator Gary Winfield, Deputy Majority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate, reminded Connecticut residents of the value of our coastline and the need to stand up for our shores and marine life.  

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News Release | Environment America

Just-Passed House Tax Bill would Doom America to a Dirty Energy Future

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their tax bill that slashes incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and solar and electric vehicles, while maintaining most of the permanent oil incentives and extending nuclear tax breaks. Environment America's DC Office Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

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