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President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative Promises to Tackle Climate Injustice – But It Needs to Do Better for Communities of Color
by Staci Rubin

New federal and state laws and policies require government agencies to invest in environmental justice populations. The details behind these requirements must recognize the primary predictor to experience environmental burdens: race. CLF is working to ensure that government investments reach the populations who have endured the brunt of pollution and other consequences of climate change.

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Shannon Laun Named Vice President and Director of CLF Connecticut

“How we act in the next few years will have an enormous impact on the future of Connecticut’s communities,” said Shannon Laun, Vice President of CLF Connecticut. “Now is the time to slash polluting emissions, prepare our communities to be resilient to the climate crisis, and ensure our natural resources are protected. I’m excited to continue my work at CLF in this new role shaping our advocacy in Connecticut.”

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Big Oil on Trial

CLF is taking the oil giants to court in partnership with residents from the Everett, Providence, New Haven, and Quincy communities they’re harming. These lawsuits are the first of their kind, suing Big Oil companies for climate risks and pollution under the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste law.

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Connecticut Legislators Pass Critical Climate Bills

“The climate crisis will not spare Connecticut, and our legislators are clearly taking this threat seriously,” said CLF attorney Shannon Laun. “Expanding clean, renewable energy will help us cut emissions and protect the air our families breathe. It’s time for Governor Lamont to sign these bills into law so we can get to work.”

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Connecticut Officially Ends Incentives for Gas Expansion

“This is a huge step towards getting polluting, dirty fossil fuels out of our homes,” said Shannon Laun, CLF staff attorney. “Unfortunately, PURA is giving gas companies a grace period to sign up more customers for the incentive program. Gas poisons our air and is a major driver of the climate crisis, and the incentives should have been ended immediately.”