The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV)—a bipartisan, statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut's environment by making it a priority for our elected leaders—endorsed Democratic candidate Ned Lamont for Governor. Lamont is the only candidate who has released a comprehensive environment and clean energy plan, and he has consistently prioritized clean air and water, renewable energy, and protecting public health in his campaign. He is also the only gubernatorial candidate who has signed CTLCV’s “Clean Energy for All” pledge to move Connecticut towards 100% clean energy by 2050 or sooner.
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“Ned knows investing in clean energy will help us fight climate change and grow jobs in a field already 34,000 strong in Connecticut,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “We’ve made incredible progress towards cutting our emissions and funding solar, offshore wind, and other renewable energy projects. Just this year, we doubled our clean energy investments and cut our emissions in half. But that can all be undone with the wrong leaders at the top. Ned’s shown he is committed to building a brighter future for all of us in Connecticut.”
“Climate change is the most critical issue of our generation, and Ned knows we need to act now to avoid catastrophe,” said David Bingham, Co-Chair of the CTLCV Board of Directors. “While his opponent said climate change is a federal problem, Ned knows it’s everyone’s problem, and we can’t afford to kick the can down the road.”
When asked about climate change in a recent debate in West Hartford, Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski claimed addressing climate change was better left to the federal government. However, the Trump Administration pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords, weakened clean car standards, and gutted the clean power plan. “We can’t rely on Washington to keep our air and water clean or invest in renewable energy,” said Mary Hogue, Co-Chair of the CTLCV Board of Directors. “We need leaders like Ned Lamont to protect us from big polluters. Too many companies put profits above people or the environment. Ned is committed to balancing economic development with the preservation of our precious resources.”