Tuesday, Aug. 4 was a very bad day for our people and our trees in Connecticut. Close to a million customers of United Illuminating and Eversource lost power – rivaling the outages caused by Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy — and thousands of trees came down.
To lead on climate, Connecticut must protect our trees! Disappointment sprang anew when Gov. Ned Lamont commented on Nov. 1 “I know my phone lights up every time DOT is trimming those trees along the highways; every time Eversource is cutting back on trees along the power wires. At least I think you now understand why they do it, why it’s important, to prevent issues like this going forward,”