Connecticut Takes Action on Climate

Governor Lamont announces efforts aimed at reducing emissions and preparing communities

Connecticut state house building where senators and representatives meet to discuss legislative issues.

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December 16, 2021 (NEW HAVEN, CT) – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced an executive order that includes several actions to address the climate crisis. The order details new efforts in areas like infrastructure, transportation, resilience, and environmental justice. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“The actions announced today give Connecticut’s communities vital new tools to combat climate impacts,” said CLF attorney Shannon Laun. “We know this crisis won’t affect everyone equally, so the Governor’s focus on environmental justice and equity is absolutely critical. We’ll be pushing our leaders to go further by strengthening climate targets, adopting stronger vehicle emissions standards, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, and rapidly phasing out fossil fuels.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.