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CT Legislative Update and Perspectives on Environmental Advocacy in the New Year

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Connecticut has historically been a nationwide leader on environmental protection and public health issues, and activists in Hartford are working to make this another important year for our state.  The 2015 Connecticut legislative session has been underway for just over a month and state legislators have already raised a over a dozen important pro-environment bills to […]

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It’s Time to Say YES to Offshore Wind

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New York is at an energy crossroads. We must choose between more fossil fuels that will leave us with a legacy of toxic pollution or a pollution-free, renewable energy future.  New York is considering multiple proposals to advance offshore wind farms.  It’s time to end Long Island’s continued reliance on dirty fossil fuels, and invest […]

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PSEG-LI’s Utility 2.0: A vision for the “utility of the future”or business as usual?

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This summer, PSEG-LI released “Utility 2.0,” the utility’s long-awaited Long Range Plan for renewable energy on Long Island. While PSEG-LI’s commitment to invest in energy efficiency and solar as well as steps to cut unnecessary electric use at peak times is a good start, the Plan fails to provide a necessary clean energy vision for […]

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Fractivists Deliver Thousands of Signatures in Support of a Ban on Fracking Waste in CT

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Over 50 Connecticut residents recently came to Hartford to tell Governor Malloy and the CT General Assembly to ban toxic fracking waste in 2014.    Unfortunately, states without industrial oil and gas development such as Connecticut can still be negatively impacted by the disposal of waste products from fracking. The crowd consisted of John and Joan Q. Public’s […]

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New York State Budget Victories

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Once again the New York State budget has been delivered on time.  The 2014 budget season resulted in some hard-fought victories for CCE and I’m thrilled to be able to share them with you: $500,000 for the 2012 Sewage Right to Know law.  As you probably remember, CCE worked tirelessly to pass this law in […]

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Energy Policy & the State of the Union

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Last night the President made his fifth state of the union.  And the debate around energy policy was once again highlighted. The President made a strong statement about climate change, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”  We wholeheartedly agree.  Additionally, the President challenged Congress to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels! That […]

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The Movement to Ban Hazardous Fracking Waste Growing in CT

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If you asked most people in Connecticut if they have ever heard of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking, for short) five years ago, you probably would have received a lot of puzzled looks.  Much has happened since then, including the release of Josh Fox’s 2010 documentary Gasland and its 2013 sequel, Gasland II.  Since then, there […]

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