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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Charging Ahead toward Electric Cars

On May 29, Connecticut and 7 other states unveiled a plan to put over 3 million electric cars on the road within 12 years.

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

CT Legislature Passes Toxic Fracking Waste Moratorium

On Wednesday, May 7, just minutes before the end of the 2014 legislative session, the CT House of Representatives passed SB 237, establishing a minimum three year moratorium on processing, storage, and dumping of toxic fracking waste.

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