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: Connecticut fails to meet climate pollution mandate as emissions trend upward

CT Coalition for Climate Action calls for urgent legislative action Hartford, CT—This morning the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released its annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. The report, which analyzes data from 2022, shows that the state has lost the ground it gained on emissions reductions during the first year of the Covid-19 […]

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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: 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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PRESS RELEASE: CT Coalition for Climate Action Supports HB 5004

Applauds provisions in raised bill that respond to the majority of Connecticut residents’ demand for climate action New Haven, CT – Today the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action voiced its support for  Raised Bill HB 5004, a Connecticut General Assembly Environment Committee Bill. The Coalition, a broad-based group of more than 40 health care providers, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action releases 2024 legislative agenda

Accountability, renewable energy, efficiency top priority list New Haven, CT – Today, the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action announced its legislative priorities for the 2024 legislative session. The Coalition, a broad-based group of more than 40 health care providers, scientists, environmental organizations, religious groups, and others representing more than 300,000 members, was formed one year […]

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