Concerned citizens across CT continue to move local ordinances forward, protecting their corner of Creation, property values and public health. 20 CT towns and cities now have local laws banning toxic, radioactive fracking waste and other oil and gas drilling and extraction wastes.
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, over 200,000 people marched in the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. Despite sweltering heat, spirits were high during the March, which began at the Capitol and ended at the White House. Click here to see pictures from IREJN members who marched!
Our corner of Creation, one of the smallest and most densely populated states, is on a path for permanent contamination. Current state law mandates that DEEP submit regulations for review, as early as this summer, regarding fracking waste brought to CT from other states. Thousands of spills have occurred when moving and transferring this waste. Regulations will not keep CT safe. Read more to hear what one CT couple is doing to ban fracking waste.
Gina Fiorile, student climate activist, has achieved so much in her first 20 years that you will legitimately sit around wondering what it is, exactly, that you do all day. Lucky for us, she will be our keynote speaker at the Climate Stewardship Summit. Please read on to be inspired.
The efforst to halt the Spectra AIM pipeline were bolstered this week when both New York Senators, Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand, called for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt construction of the pipeline. Please call CT Senator Murphy and Senator Blumenthal and urge them to join Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.
The Trans Pacific Partnership is a dangerous trade agreement that will allow companies to sue governments if labor and environmental regulations stand in their way. It has been negotiated in secret and is described as “the biggest corporate power grab in history.” The CT UCC is hosting three informational sessions on the TPP
After a successful round of GC3 stakeholder events, the CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs will host its springtime gathering on June 7 at 7:00 PM in North Haven.
On Wednesday 4/27 at 2 pm, we’ll meet outdoors behind the state capitol with artist Susan Hoffman Fishman to create an artistic reservoir on the capitol grounds for all the legislators and public to see. “The Wave” has traveled from site to site throughout New England and beyond as a testament to the fact that we are all connected by water and responsible for its protection.
The Mystic Ecumenical Area Council invites you to a screening of “Merchants of Doubt” on Sunday, April 17 at the Mystic Congregational Church, followed by a facilitated discussion by Terri Eickel.
Patrick Cage, a former intern for the Massachusettes United Church of Christ Conference, attended the Paris Conference this past year. He is currently traveling on a speaking tour, sharing his thoughts on how we can implement the Paris agreement.