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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

In July 2011, President Obama announced plans for nationwide clean car standards that will require new cars and light trucks to meet an average of 54.5 miles per gallon through 2025. The work of Environment Connecticut’s staff, members and allies to adopt clean car standards here in Connecticut as far back as 2004 helped pave the way for this step — the single biggest step our nation has ever taken to end its addiction to oil. Nathan Willcox, our federal global warming program director, had the honor of thanking the president in person.

Report | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

Waterways Restored

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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. 

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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.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

CONNECTICUT ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS APPLAUD GOVERNOR’S VETO OF FISHING SEASON FOR GLASS EELS

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.

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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.

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