Connecticut Blog Posts

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Meeting Connecticut's Emission Reduction Targets

February 21, 2018

Governor Dannel Malloy created the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (also known as the GC3) on Earth Day, 2015. Recently, the council met to review a year’s worth of modeling and recommended a midterm target for Connecticut’s agreed-upon reduction of greenhouse gases.

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Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

February 12, 2018

As a nurse, I'm deeply concerned about the health impacts of climate change. Many may not realize that climate change is the most pressing public health issue of our time.

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Gearing up to protect Connecticut's water, health & climate in 2018

February 7, 2018

The Connecticut Legislative Session starts today and we're ready to advocate for the policies we need to protect our water, our health, and our climate.

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How the “Syn-Turf” Industry Pulled the Wool over the Public’s Eyes on Crumb Rubber

January 31, 2018

This guest blog by Louis W. Burch, CT Program Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, covers the health risks from exposure to recycled tire rubber.

Who's Minding the Store Day of Action

December 5, 2017

It was a chilly fall day in Connecticut but that didn’t stop Clean Water Action staff and other members of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT from visiting four major retailers on November 14th to help co-release the second Mind the Store Retailer Report Card Who’s Minding the Store? — A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals.

Retailer Report Card

Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.