victory! because of clean water action members!
After months of uncertainty, the Connecticut General Assembly just voted during a special legislative session to continue energy conservation programs for oil customers! We were pleased by bipartisan support for these provisions during the debate, and expect the governor to sign this bill into law shortly.
“Clean Water Action applauds Energy and Technology committee co-chairs Representative Nardello and Senator Fonfara for working closely with legislative leaders and the governor’s office to ensure heating oil customers can continue to access critical energy savings programs,” stated Roger Smith, Clean Water Action’s Energy Program Director. “Connecticut’s best tool to fight high energy prices are programs like Home Energy Solutions. With this fix we can continue to work to improve and expand access to programs which make energy conservation simple and affordable for residents."
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We continue to work with our national SAFER and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families colleagues to press for meaningful reform of our outdated and ineffective federal Toxic Substances Control Act. The Safe Chemicals Act 2011, a bill supported by our national partners, goes a long way to fix our broken system. We’ve generated numerous calls and hundreds of citizen letters to our U.S. Senators urging them to support this bill. We are extremely grateful to Senator Blumenthal for his leadership in signing on as a co-sponsor. We continue to urge Senator Lieberman to do the same.