“Following a lobbying blitz by the CT Climate Action Coalition, CTLCV continues to put its full backing and resources behind the effort to pass House Bill 6397 and Senate Bill 1147, two critical pieces of legislation that will address climate change and advance environmental justice in our state.
House Bill 6397 represents a pivotal step towards zero carbon emissions. This transition to cleaner, renewable energy sources is essential to protecting public health, fostering economic growth, and increasing our state's resilience to a changing climate.
Equally significant is Senate Bill 1147, which acknowledges the disproportionate burdens faced by marginalized communities, who often bear the brunt of environmental degradation and pollution. By strengthening our commitment to equitable distribution of environmental benefits and addressing environmental disparities, we can ensure that no community is left behind in the fight for a cleaner and healthier environment.
HB 6397 keeps us moving in the right direction to reach our climate goals. SB 1147 keeps us from sliding backwards and doing more harm. CTLCV considers these two bills central to our state’s climate agenda.
We urge all members of the Connecticut legislature to recognize the urgency of this moment and support HB 6397 and SB 1147. By doing so, they will demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding our environment, protecting public health, and securing an environmentally sustainable future for generations to come.”
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