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2016 Connecticut Post-Session Legislative Recap

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Wednesday, May 4th marked the last day of the 2016 regular legislative session in Connecticut.  It was a difficult year for many in our state, as deep cuts to critical government programs are being implemented across virtually every sector.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the executive and legislative branches clashing repeatedly over budget […]

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Connecticut Legislature Approves Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products, Pesticides on Town Playgrounds

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The 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session has officially come to a close, and CCE members in Connecticut are celebrating two important, last-minute victories for clean water and a healthy environment. The first is a bill that phases out and ultimately prohibits the sale of personal care products that contain plastic microbeads.  These are tiny plastic particles that […]

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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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Pesticide-Free Sports Fields are Working for Connecticut’s Youth

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There is no debate among the scientific community; pesticides pose an unacceptable and disproportionate risk to children’s health. That’s why it made sense for the State of Connecticut to prohibit lawn care pesticides from being used on school playing fields in 2005, to protect Connecticut’s smallest children where they learn and play.  Since then, awareness around […]

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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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CCE in Albany: Lobbying on the Budget

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Yesterday, CCE staff went to Albany to discuss our budget priorities with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of CCE’s priorities with you, so you know what are fighting for in Albany during the budget process.   And just so you know where we […]

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When Industry’s Propaganda Becomes Laughable

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I have been in this work long enough to know that industry tells lies.  Broadwater will save you money (really?).  The contaminated plume is not a health threat (until Volatile Organic Compounds are detected in the basement).  This product is safe for fish (oops).  Even though it’s not something new when industry lies, it still […]

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