Climate Action Now!
- Buildings and infrastructure;
- Clean transportation;
- Community climate resilience;
- Health, equity, and environmental justice;
- Jobs and the economy; and
- Natural and working lands.
The 23 actions required by the executive order include affordable heating and cooling for Connecticut residents and businesses; building codes; a statewide battery electric bus fleet; shovel-ready resilience projects; regulating emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles; and increasing resilience and carbon sequestration in forests and agriculture.
All of this is great news but we also must pass key legislation that codifies and expands these initiatives for all. That's why we are working hard on three important climate bills:
- SB 10 - Requires that by 2040, all electricity supplied to Connecticut will be from clean, renewable sources.
- SB 4 - Addresses transportation emissions, a major source of toxic air pollutants, by setting interim targets for shifting to electric vehicles with a goal that 100% of cars and light duty trucks will be battery electric by 2030.
- HB 5039 - Would authorize the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to pass regulations to adopt California medium and heavy-duty vehicle emission standards.
These bills go a long way to assure that Connecticut is aggressively working to mitigate climate change. Together, with our amazing phone canvass team, we’re urging all legislators to support and pass these bills by the end of session on May 9th. Join us to fight for bold climate action now!