The bill passed Tuesday night is intended to speed Connecticut’s embrace of electric vehicles with tax rebates for e-bikes and electric motor vehicles, and tighter deadlines for electrifying bus fleets.
As America heads into Election Day, environmentalists are warning that time for turning back climate change impacts is running short.
Connecticut plans to sue the Trump administration over a plan that could keep coal plants running dirtier and longer.
Connecticut’s new attorney general is taking on the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks.
The Trump administration has unveiled its proposal to dramatically weaken auto emission and efficiency standards. Few states will feel the consequences of it more than Connecticut.
WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a leading Democratic opponent of Trump administration policies, came to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the National Governors Association winter meeting, but skipped key events at the White House, including Saturday night’s governor’s ball. Instead, Malloy and other Democratic governors spent the weekend pushing back on Trump policies.
The state could turn out to be one of the most uniquely qualified to challenge the Trump administration on environmental policy. “Connecticut fights way above its weight in a number of the areas on the national scene,” Attorney General George Jepsen said. “Environmental issues is one of those areas.”
President Trump’s order rolling back many of his predecessor’s efforts to curb global warming was quickly denounced Tuesday in Connecticut, one of the northeastern states where successive Democratic and Republican gubernatorial administrations have supported policies to limit greenhouse gases.
Anticipated action by the Trump administration to roll back auto emissions standards would threaten Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emission goals, its air quality and its push for more electric vehicles.