Healthy Communities and a Healthy Environment for All
From rural farmland and western foothills, to urban centers and coastal villages, Connecticut is a state of varied landscapes and remarkable range.
For decades CLF has worked to protect people and communities across Connecticut. We’re fighting to shut down Bridgeport’s dirty coal-fired power plant and protect the state’s iconic waters from illegal pollution from commercial industrial sites. With our partners and allies, we’re working to make our air and water cleaner, protect our climate, and create safe and healthy communities for all.
- CLIMATE CHANGE: We’re fighting to shut down the state’s last coal plant, making our cars greener, and saying yes to clean, home-grown energy across the state.
- CLEAN WATER: We’re leading the charge to hold polluters accountable for illegal stormwater discharge that’s harming our communities and our waters.
- PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES: We’re fighting toxic air and water pollution and supporting a thriving local food system across the region.
- OCEANS: We’re working hand-in-hand with partners and stakeholders to protect ocean wildlife and habitats – and the coastal communities that depend on them.
- MARKET STRATEGIES: We’re helping New England shift to a green economy – one that’s low carbon and sustainable, and that provides opportunities for all.
We’re working towards a Connecticut powered by low-cost, reliable clean energy, with air free from dirty pollution and waters you can swim in, fish, and drink from without worry… a Connecticut with a flourishing ocean untainted by pollution where fish are bountiful and our shorelines resilient to climate change… and a Connecticut with thriving neighborhoods where you can easily walk and bike to the grocery store and work – and where public transit is accessible to everyone. This is the future that CLF is fighting to create.
What We’re Up Against
Connecticut is already experiencing the impacts of climate change – from warming ocean temperatures to more intense storms to a longer growing season. Old school ways of generating electricity, managing our oceans, and sustaining our communities simply won’t work any more.
The oil- and coal-burning Bridgeport Station has loomed over its community for 50 years, spewing pollution that harms those of us who live in its shadow and releasing greenhouse gasses that warm our climate. Exhaust from cars and trucks also pollutes our air and endangers our health.
Sea-level rise could devastate our coastal communities, and warming waters threaten the health of our marine wildlife – and the livelihoods of our fishing families. At the same time, polluted runoff is damaging our waterways – and the communities that depend on them for recreation and economic prosperity.
These are big challenges, yes. But CLF never backs down because a challenge is too big. We’re fighting with passion and conviction to ensure a healthy, thriving Connecticut for generations to come.