2007 ANNUAL REPORT
Dear Environment Connecticut Members,
The Connecticut we know and love, from its rolling hills and woodlands
to Long Island Sound, faces too many threats to its environment. Open
space continues to give way to new, sprawling development. Polluters
make our streams and rivers unsafe for fishing and swimming. And
global warming is a threat to our seasons and coastline.
But for many of the biggest threats to our environment, we have good
solutions just waiting to be put to use.
At Environment Connecticut, we’re working to make sure these
solutions don’t go untapped. We shine a spotlight on the threats to our
environment, push back powerful opposition with a vested interest in
maintaining the status quo, and hold our lawmakers to the highest
standards. That’s what Connecticut’s environment deserves—and
Because of our supporters, we’ve been able to make a difference in
2007. We exposed polluters that, 35 years after the passage of the Clean
Water Act, continue to make our waters unsafe. And we worked with
our allies in the environmental community to win new funds for state
programs to clean up our rivers and the Sound.
We helped to reshape our energy policy for the better. The energy bill
we worked to pass will mean more power from clean sources, such
as solar and wind. It will also mean less wasted energy in our homes
And we worked with our delegation to push for federal policy that will
benefit Connecticut and America, from increased gas mileage standards
for cars to a stronger national parks system.
And, as you’ll see in this report, there’s more. On behalf of our staff,
thanks for helping us make it happen. I’ll look forward to keeping you
updated on our progress in the year ahead.
From our staff
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