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News Release | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

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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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.

News Release | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

As Emissions in Northeast States Decline, Economic Growth Outpaces Nation

A new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center released today in front of the solar array atop Middletown-based Center Point Office Park, highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions, while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth.

News Release | Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.

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President Obama Announces Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 91 percent.