PRESS RELEASE: CT Confirms Climate Laggard Legacy in 2024 Session

Connecticut failed its residents on climate change legislation Hartford, CT—In the last few hours of Connecticut’s legislative session, lawmakers failed to keep their promise of passing climate legislation, setting the state even further behind on its commitments and ignoring the majority of Connecticut voters who, according to data compiled by the Yale Program on Climate […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Outcomes of the 2024 Connecticut Legislative Session

Failure to act on climate and environmental justice; wins for healthy waters and habitats; major environmental rights rollback defeated New Haven, CT. – The 2024 state legislative session followed the pattern of recent years, with laudable passage of multiple policies to protect public health, clean water, and habitats contrasting with yet another year of failure […]

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Climate Bill HB 5004 Passes the Connecticut State House

Hartford, CT—This evening, in response to mounting support in both the legislature and the public, the Connecticut State House voted 94-56 to pass this year’s most important piece of climate legislation after four-and-a-half hours of debate. House Bill 5004, the Connecticut Climate Protection Act, updates emissions targets to be in line with the state’s long-term […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Young Climate Champions: Announcing the Winners of the 2024 CT Student Climate Poster Contest

Hartford, CT – The CT Coalition for Climate Action is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Student Climate Poster Competition. The semifinalists included students from Bristol, Prospect, and Enfield.   In 2022, Connecticut became one of the first states to require Climate Change Studies as part of its science curriculum in public schools (grades […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Youth Activists and Environmentalists Unite for Climate Action on Earth Day

Hartford, CT – On Earth Day 2024, high school and college students from across Connecticut gathered at the State Capitol for Sunrise Movement Connecticut’s Climate Emergency and Youth Advocacy Day. Participants toured the Capitol, learned how to engage in the legislative process, and made their voices heard on climate change. The event is part of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Climate Action Week 2024 Kicks off on Earth Day

Hartford, CT – Advocates will gather across the state next week in celebration of Climate Action Week, an initiative of the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action. Climate Action Week aims to raise awareness and provide opportunities for concrete action on climate change, sustainability, and resilience in Connecticut. Climate Action Week events will include:  Sunrise Climate […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Growing Momentum for Climate Action

Coalition’s advocacy day brings together legislators and constituents Hartford, CT – In an impressive response to public demand for climate action, almost a third of Connecticut state legislators are now co-sponsoring the year’s most important climate bill. As supporters convened at the Capitol yesterday to call for action on renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CT Coalition for Climate Action Joined Legislators in Support of HB 5004, Highlighted Health Effects

Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action joined Rep. Christine Palm, Rep. Geraldo Reyes, Rep. Aundré Baumgardner, Rep. Dominique Johnson, Rep. John Michael Parker, Rep. Sarah Keitt, Rep. Jennifer Leeper, Rep. David Michel, Rep. Amy Morrin Bello, and Rep. Anne Hughes along with business leaders, health care professionals, students, and others in support […]

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