The latest law regarding the monthly fixed charge on electric bills narrowly limits what can be included in that bill. United Illuminating is testing this law with a new rate case to keep the charge at its current rate. Our experts are saying the the new law will result in a decrease of 56% in the monthly fixed charge – from $17.25 to $7.63! Find out what you can do to make sure the Public Utility Regulatory Authority applies the law when they consider UI’s case.
The Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) will hold a second round of stakeholder events on Tuesday, July 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm (refreshments available at 5:00pm). RSVP at bit.ly/GC3-July26. The primary/central location will be in Hartford, with 9 satellite locations across the state (from Goshen to Groton and from Norwalk to Killingly). Participants at the satellite locations […]
Please consider supporting an effort create the first ever national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, which would include Cashes Ledge off the coast of Maine and New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts Area off the coast of Cape Cod. Please bring this letter (attached) to your religious leader to sign!
Niagara Bottling Company has negotiated a disturbing deal with the Town of Bloomfield to sell public water for profit, even during droughts and water shortages. Please read on to learn more about what you can do to stop the sale of public water for private property.
Artificial crumb rubber turf is commonly used on public school fields, as well as municipal parks. However, there is growing concern over the chemicals in crumb rubber and the danger they present to the children who play sports and other activities on them.
Hartford Councilwoman Cynthia Jennings has introduced a resolution opposing the construction of the natural gas pipeline. The resolution will be heard on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30pm at Hartford City Council Room at Hartford City Hall.
The residents of Rocky Hill handed Spectra Energy a decisive defeat last week when the Town Council voted anonymously to deny a lease for an infusion station where compressed gas would be released into the Algonquin pipeline.
On May 31, IREJN presented the CT Climate March with our friends at 350CT, the Sierra Club, and the CT Coalition for Environmental Justice. Over 600 people came out to march for climate justice! The March ended at the Hartford Earth Festival, where people listened to great music, ate tasty local food, and got involved with some of the greatest environmental organizations in CT!
The public hearing on capping the fixed rate on our electricity bills will be Tuesday, Feb 24 at 10:00am at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Don’t forget to wear a cap! Read on to get talking points and guidelines for e-mailing testimony (if you can’t be there!)
In 2014, the Hartford Quakers voted to donate the Voluntary Carbon Tax Funds to IREJN. Read more about their generous gift and how it is helping the planet in multiple ways!