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Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) denounced Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski for his lack of knowledge on climate change and his failure to present any plan for addressing its impacts.
“Climate change is a massive threat, and scientists have now said it could cause Long Island Sound to rise twenty inches by 2050 if we don’t act now, but Bob Stefanowski dismissed it as a federal problem,” said Lori Brown, Executive Director of CTLCV. “We know too well Trump and his cronies aren’t interested in taking on climate change. They won’t even admit climate change is real. If that’s the example Bob Stefanowski wants to follow, it will cripple Connecticut and our country.”
Earlier in October, the United Nations issued a report saying the global temperature was increasing at a faster rate than earlier assumed, and drastic action is needed in the next decade to prevent catastrophic rising sea levels, stronger and longer hurricane seasons, global upheaval in agriculture and farming, and other severe consequences.
“CTLCV endorsed Ned Lamont for governor because he has a plan to fight climate change,” said Brown. “Ned signed our pledge to move Connecticut to 100% clean energy by 2050, creating jobs and dramatically cutting our emissions. He knows we can’t rely on Trump to steer this ship, we have to protect Connecticut ourselves.”
Lamont is the only candidate with a comprehensive energy and environment plan. Stefanowski has no energy plan, and at a forum at Emmanuel Synagogue, said he “doesn’t understand the science of [climate change]” and defers to the federal government.
This information is paid for by the CTLCV Political Action Committee. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. Contributions to the CTLCV PAC of $5,000 or more were made by CTLCV, Inc.; LCV, Inc.; and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's website (ct.gov/seec).