In the final days before the end of the 2018 session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 7, two bills that we mobilized to support.
As the legislative session opens in Connecticut, the lay of the land looks the same as last year, except with some promising differences that are largely the results of grassroots action taken by our members and allies.
After countless false starts and impasses, Connecticut’s bipartisan budget still contains a catastrophic flaw: it raids $10 million per year from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and $13 million from the CT Green Bank, both big enough money grabs to disable these critical institutions.
Clean Water is determined to hold onto clean energy progress in the Connecticut, and to begin a strange new political era with vision and mojo. We are gearing up by visiting and celebrating some of the state’s most exciting clean energy installations - and making a party of it.
This short 2016 legislative session has been amazing, exhausting, productive, and heart-breaking all at once.
Near my home, the Scantic River is a magnet for paddlers, hikers, foragers, picnickers - an oasis between the suburbs of Enfield and Somers, Connecticut. A new pub on its shores, Powder Hollow Brewery, now makes craft beer from our local waters.