News Release | Environment Connecticut

Obama Administration Issues Rule Restoring Clean Water Act Protections

Hartford, CT – 52 percent of Connecticut’s streams will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

Clean water groups highlight progress for Connecticut’s waters, call for more success stories

Following the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect Connecticut’s waters by mandating public input before the renewal of pollution discharge permits. 

News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

EPA proposes first-ever nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants

On Monday, June 2, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America.

News Release | Environment Connecticut


Environment Connecticut and our allies applauded Governor Malloy’s veto of a bill that could have allowed a fishing season for glass eels, the juvenile form of the American eel. The American Eel is currently under consideration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a candidate for the Endangered Species list.