Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

Cuts to Water Programs in the Trump FY2019 Budget Proposal

The Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 on February 12, 2018.

Recent Actions

Defend funding for climate action in Connecticut

We need our legislature to act, but they’ve been moving us in the wrong direction. Last year they raided environmental funds from the Green Bank and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Protect Public Health and Fight Climate Change - Save the Clean Power Plan

Tell EPA today that our health and our families are more important that polluter profits. Tell them that we can't afford to cancel the Clean Power Plan and replace it with weaker standards.

Action Alert - Urge Jackson & Great Adventure to Build Solar Project Over Lots

Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park wants to do a good deed but in a horrible way - build NJ's largest solar farm but by clear cutting almost 70 acres of healthy forest despite a perfect alternative location right nex

Act For Community Health

It’s time to act: contact your Senators to tell them to keep anti-environmental and public health policies out of the infrastructure plan. 


Press Releases

February 6, 2018

Converting Diesel Powered Fleets to Electric Will Greatly Reduce Asthma and Cancer Rates

February 5, 2018

Trenton, NJ--New Jersey lawmakers took a solid step toward setting the state on a renewable energy future by putting the brakes on a controversial $300 million bailout for the benefit of PSE&G stockholders. The bailout would have been a stumbling block for Governor Philip Murphy’s plan to achieve a 21st Century renewable energy future for New Jersey.

February 2, 2018

The news that the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township will close ahead of schedule in October, 2018 is hardly surprising given the myriad of safety and technical problems that have arisen over the years.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

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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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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.

January 22, 2018

Public transportation systems are a key air quality and climate change issue.  About a third of Maryland's total greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector.  Public transportation uses at least half as much energy to move a single person as a private vehicle, and one study found that replacing private vehicle trips with public transit trips reduces carbon monoxide by 95%, volatile organic compounds by 90%, and carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 45%.  Robust public transit systems allow commuters and travele