Connecticut Blog Posts

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Stop the Raids

December 10, 2018

Last year, the General Assembly voted to divert $175 million dollars from the Connecticut Green Bank, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Conservation and Load Management and Clean Energy Funds to plug a budget hole.

Group photo from our Fall Harvest event

Clean Water Action Celebrates Environmental Heroes in Connecticut

October 26, 2018

Environmental advocacy work has been pretty daunting these past two years. Every day it seems there is another attack on our environment whether it’s rolling back the Clean Power Plan, withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement, allowing more methane pollution, rolling back achievable emission standards for cars and trucks, opening up public lands to drilling and mining, reducing standards for maintaining coal ash ponds or rolling back the Clean Water Rule. The list goes on and on.

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Weather and Pollution

October 17, 2018

Hurricane Michael, a historic category 4 hurricane has devastated the Florida panhandle. Connecticut also experienced some extremely serious weather events earlier this month including two tornadoes touching down in New Canaan and Mansfield that downed trees and ripped shingles off roofs.

CT Lake Zoar

Is Water Part of the Public Trust? Governor Malloy Says Yes and We Agree!

July 23, 2018

Connecticut’s State Water Plan, finalized in January 2018, is an historic achievement to coordinate the use, management, protection, and conservation of our water now and into the future.

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The Power of Clean Water Action

June 18, 2018

It takes a lot to build momentum and political will against big utilities and corporate interests but that’s what happened this legislative session thanks to the power of Clean Water Action. Our coordinated campaign, together with other allies, helped pass policies for bold climate action and expanded renewable energy.

Climate Action Day

Connecticut's Youth Climate Action Day

May 31, 2018

One thing that was clear was that engaging more young people in the political process can only be a good thing. As young people, we have a moral voice on the problem of climate change.