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Connecticut Reaps Public Health Benefits from Wind Energy

Hartford – Environment Connecticut released a new Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center report today that shows that New England’s current power generation from wind energy avoids 720 tons of smog-causing and 1,370 tons of soot pollution annually, a significant benefit for public health in Connecticut, a state heavily affected by air pollution.

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A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

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Environment Connecticut Endorses Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate and Barack Obama for President

Environment Connecticut announced its endorsements for the 2012 election season, shining a spotlight on key pro-environment candidates for the U.S. Senateand the White House.

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Connecticut is a Contender in the Race for Offshore Wind

Hartford, CT – As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend critical tax credits for wind power, a new report shows that with continued state and federal leadership, Connecticut could soon realize the benefits of offshore wind.

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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.