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Driving Cleaner

More than 190,000 electric vehicles are already on the road in the United States, producing far less global warming pollution per mile than their internal combustion-engine counterparts. By 2025, widespread use of electric vehicles, coupled with a cleaner electricity grid, could reduce global warming pollution by 18.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, compared to conventional vehicles. That is equal to saving more than 2 billion gallons of gasoline per year or the annual emissions from 3.8 million of today’s cars and trucks.

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224,029 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Connecticut’s Waterways

Hartford, CT - Industrial facilities dumped 224,029 pounds of toxic chemicals into Connecticut’s waterways in 2012 according to a new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center.

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Wasting Our Waterways

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Connecticut Charging Ahead toward Electric Cars

On May 29, Connecticut and 7 other states unveiled a plan to put over 3 million electric cars on the road within 12 years.

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Fracking Creates Enough Waste to Flood Hartford in 77-Foot Deep Toxic Lagoon

HARTFORD — As the dirty drilling technique known as “fracking” approaches Connecticut’s borders, a new Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center report finds that, in 2012 alone, fracking operations generated enough wastewater to flood Hartford in a toxic lagoon more than 77 feet deep.

The report, entitled “Fracking by the Numbers,” gives new urgency to mounting calls for a ban on fracking waste in Connecticut. It is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date, including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage, and global warming emissions.

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