Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

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No drilling in the Arctic!

Opening up the Arctic would fly in the face of public opinion and longstanding bipartisan efforts to protect this fragile ecosystem against the greed of millionaires and corporate polluters. We cannot let Congress rubber stamp an agenda that does irreversible damage to the iconic Arctic Refuge.

 

Recent Actions

Let's not miss this clean energy opportunity in CT

Every three years, Connecticut examines and adjusts our energy policy to make sure it is serving our best interests.

Protect Public Health and Fight Climate Change - Save the Clean Power Plan

Don't let this dangerous proposal be the last word on whether we will take action to fight climate change - tell EPA that canceling the Clean Power Plan is a bad idea and that we should do everything we can to reduce pollution from power plants.

Don't Let Michigan Move Backward on Clean Energy

HB 4297 and the Nesbitt energy plan is a step in the wrong direction, instead of a step toward making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.

Sign the Petition: Zero Emissions Now!

Diesel emissions are linked to asthma, cancer, and other health disorders, causing 21,000 premature deaths each year. Families that live by busy diesel truck corridors and port communities are often hit the hardest. It's time to demand Zero Emission Now!

Press Releases

October 9, 2017

"This proposal makes clear that Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt believe government's duty is to serve special interests. Repealing the Clean Power Plan will create huge uncertainty for the states and private companies who are already building plans to meet its ambitious goals." 

October 5, 2017

"Not only do the budget resolutions from both the House and Senate set the framework for drastic cuts that will make it difficult to protect our water and promote healthy communities, they begin to open the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. It's buy one set of bad policies, get one free for the fossil fuel industry and other special interests."

 

September 27, 2017

“Instead of raiding the funds that support clean energy and energy-efficiency in our state, we should be leading by example to aggressively scale up energy savings on the state’s own buildings, which spend an estimated $200 million per year on energy.  These cuts are short- sighted and will do lasting economic damage.” — Melissa Everett, Ph.D., CT Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Clean Water Action.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Photo licensed via Creative Commmons: Harald Pettersen/Statoil
October 10, 2017

Donald Trump and his acolyte Scott Pruitt may want to abolish the Clean Power Plan - a policy that frankly could have been stronger in the first place - but they can't stop the transition to clean energy, or, more pertinent their own interests, the decline of coal.

October 3, 2017

After countless false starts and impasses, Connecticut’s bipartisan budget still contains a catastrophic flaw: it raids $10 million per year from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and $13 million from the CT Green Bank, both big enough money grabs to disable these critical institutions. 

Bicycle on mixed use trail
September 24, 2017

We are disappointed with Governor Hogan’s announcement that he is pursuing a 20th century transportation solution to solve the region's 21st century traffic woes.