Let’s face it - the Trump administration is horrible for the environment. Connecticut must remain vigilant to preserve the environment for our children and fight every single day to dial back the damage being done in Washington - it is important now more than ever.
We need to adhere to the standards set by the set forth by the Paris Climate agreement and the Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) and increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 40 percent by 2030, and even further towards the goal of attaining a 100% renewable energy system in our lifetime. We need to focus on growing renewable energy, not building new fossil fuel infrastructure.
We need to support the Connecticut Green Bank, an innovative concept which has the potential to achieve cleaner, less expensive, and more reliable sources of energy while creating jobs and supporting local economic development.
We need to reduce the use of plastics across the board and to expand Connecticut’s “bottle bill” to increase recycling.
We need to ban harmful pesticides and chemicals that pollute our environment, our landfills, our food and our drinking water.
Endorsed by CT Chapter of the Sierra Club 2018