News Release | Environment America

Federal regulators reject Rick Perry proposal to bail out coal and nuclear plants

Federal regulators have rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize unnecessary and aging coal and nuclear power plants at the expense of cleaner, more affordable energy options. The proposed rule was a not-so-thinly veiled effort to prop up dying fossil fuels and undermine modern, clean, renewable energy.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

News Release | Environment America

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

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. 

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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