In the final days before the end of the 2018 session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 7, two bills that we mobilized to support.
I go to class and talk about climate change every day. Often, I make an offhand comment to a friend on campus about how we are all doomed and nothing really matters. They usually agree.
In Connecticut, all five of our Congressional Representatives, John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, Elizabeth Esty, Jim Himes and Joseph Courtney as well as our two Senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have a Clean Water voting record!
As the legislative session opens in Connecticut, the lay of the land looks the same as last year, except with some promising differences that are largely the results of grassroots action taken by our members and allies.
Governor Dannel Malloy created the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (also known as the GC3) on Earth Day, 2015. Recently, the council met to review a year’s worth of modeling and recommended a midterm target for Connecticut’s agreed-upon reduction of greenhouse gases.