The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut - April 2014 Newsletter

Join the CT Campaign for Toxic Free Kids!

The Coalition has been extremely busy working on bills to protect children’s health!  We are thrilled that we have two similar bills moving forward during this short legislative session.  Both bills will set up a framework in the state in which the DPH will identify chemicals that pose an exposure hazard to a developing fetus and young children and make recommendations for action to the Legislature every two years! 

Time for Toxics Free Kids - A Legislative Session Update

We are in the middle of a very tough legislative session, fighting hard for bills to protect kids from toxic chemicals and to make solar accessible for more homeowners in Connecticut. But we are fighting well-paid industry lobbyists who knock on the doors of your legislators every day!

Please take action to support our priority bills!

Get Together for a Clean Energy Future - Legislative Session Updates

Shared solar

Solar power is booming in Connecticut, at least for the estimated 20% who own homes with unshaded south-facing roofs. What about the rest of us?

In states including neighboring Massachusetts, shared clean energy laws allow anyone to share in ownership of a clean energy facility and receive full credit on their utility bill for their portion of the clean energy produced. Clean Water Action worked with solar advocates to advance legislation to bring this smart policy to Connecticut. Community clean energy leaders helped rally more than 25 articulate citizens to testify and submit testimony in support.

Canvass Director and Assistant Canvass Director Positions Now Available

Clean Water Action is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health.  Clean Water Action’s 1 million members participate in Clean Water Action’s programs for clean, water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, and creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses.  Clean Water Action’s nonpartisan campaigns empower people to make democracy work.

Protect Kids from Toxic Chemicals - Take Action

We need your help to protect kids from toxic chemicals!  You can help make sure our bill to identify chemicals of concern to children passes in the Senate. Please call and email your Senator today!

Take action now!

We're running out of time to pass this vital bill. The Chemical and Toy industries spent a lot of money to oppose a common sense bill to identify chemicals of concern to children and a similar bill died in the House. The good news is that the Senate bill can still move forward – but only if your Senator hears from you – send a message now!

Mind the Store

Mind the StoreAs the campaign to reform U.S. chemical safety policies continues on its multi-year path to update our laws in Congress, Clean Water Action has joined a related effort seeking leadership in safer chemicals and safer products from top retailers across the nation – the Mind the Store campaign.

Take Action to Support Clean Energy in Connecticut!

solarConnecticut has strong incentives and financing for clean energy, but through no fault of their own, most residents are unable to participate. Many of our communities are ill-suited for solar power due to tree cover or the direction the roofs face. Additionally, renters are left out as they lack property on which to install a clean energy system. Click here to send a message in support of HB 5412.

States Grapple With Toxics Where Federal Action Fails

33 States To Consider Toxic Chemical Regulation In 2014
As meaningful federal toxic chemical reform languishes, state legislators are standing up to chemical industry pressure and acting to protect public health. Over half the country — at least 33 states — will consider policies in 2014 to address toxic chemicals in consumer products, according to an analysis by Safer States, a national coalition of state-based environmental health organizations.
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01/28/2014 - 10:54

The CSHC December 2014 Newsletter

 Help us continue to make Connecticut Safe and Healthy!


CSHC wishes for a Safe and Healthy holiday season!

The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT is grateful for all our amazing advocates and member groups that are fighting to protect children’s health by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals in products.  We look forward to 2014 and another year of significant progress.

Make a Year End Gift for Clean Water in Connecticut Today!

Clean Water Art WorkWe need action now to secure a clean water future for everyone. I support the goal of fishable, swimmable, drinkable water for Connecticut and throughout the country. Our CT campaigns for a toxic-free kids and for a sustainable energy future will help get us there!

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