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Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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Power Plants Remain America's Largest Source of Global Warming Pollution

As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, a new report released by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center highlights the largest contributors to global warming pollution – power plants.

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America's Dirtiest Power Plants

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Obama Administration Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Hartford, CT—Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Connecticut and nationwide.  The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.  A recent joint analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Union of Concerned Scientists projects that by 2030 in Connecticut alone, the standards will cut carbon pollution from vehicles by nearly 2.8 million metric tons—the equivalent of the annual pollution of roughly 424,000 of today’s vehicles—and save more than 235 million gallons of fuel.

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When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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