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Let the MIRA incinerator shut down; enact waste stream reforms

The last several months have exposed the deep-rooted issues that communities of color have faced for generations. Ongoing police brutality and the militarized response to protests and civil unrest have shone a light on the systemic racism and injustice that permeate every layer of our society. At the same time, COVID-19 has disproportionately sickened and killed people of color whose communities are home to polluting facilities and terrible air quality.

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Correcting misinformation on Connecticut’s Bottle Bill during the COVID-19 pandemic

Some people have been using the coronavirus health emergency as an opportunity to push misinformation and sow confusion in service of profit during this time of public crisis. The plastics industry has pursued rollbacks of single-use plastics bans based on unsound science. Big oil has demanded bailouts. And opponents of Connecticut’s bottle bill have claimed that bottle redemption programs are unsafe.