Updates

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.

News Release | Environment Connecticut

New Climate Science Report Warns of Growing Threat and Urgent Need for Action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming. The report makes a compelling case that quick action to cut carbon pollution is urgently needed – and without it, the risk to future generations will only continue to grow.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

EPA Moves to Close Clean Water Act Loopholes

In the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, on March 25th, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 52% of Connecticut’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Solar Jobs Grew 62% in 2013

Connecticut's solar power industry grew 62% and added 420 new jobs in 2013 according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by the Solar Foundation.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Legislature's Regulation Review Committee Extends Wind Power Ban

The Connecticut General Assembly's Regulation Review Committee for the fourth time since 2012 blocked CT Siting Council Regulations that would have ended the state's ban on new wind power projects.

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Report | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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