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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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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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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As Emissions in Northeast States Decline, Economic Growth Outpaces Nation

A new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions, while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth.

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Obama Administration to Protect Connecticut Residents’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the U.S., yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution from power plants.  The standard proposed today will correct that for new power plants by limiting their emissions of carbon pollution.