Terry Backer
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Legislative Office Building, Room 2102
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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Current News & Issues

April 22, 2015
REP. BACKER ATTENDS EARTH DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Rep. Backer attended an Earth Day Rally at the State Capitol building alongside advocates and students in support of environmental stewardship bills, specifically a bill that would phase out the use of single-use plastic bags and a bill that would ban the sale of products containing microbeads. READ MORE

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March 31, 2015
REP. BACKER JOINS EPA, DEEP, LOCAL OFFICIALS
ANNOUNCING CONSENSUS ON RAYMARK CLEANUP

Representative Backer joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, EPA Region One Administrator Curt Spalding and CT DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee in announcing a historic consensus agreement on the comprehensive cleanup of the Raymark Superfund site in Stratford. The Raymark Industries, Inc. Superfund Site consists of 500-plus acres of land. The Raymark facility operated from 1919 until 1989, when the manufacturing plant was shut down and permanently closed. During operation, Raymark waste was disposed of in Stratford as “fill” material at the Raymark facility, at various commercial, residential, municipal and recreational locations and in wetlands adjacent to the Housatonic River.
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March 4, 2015
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Noting that the season is here for filing your income tax return, free help with tax preparation is being offered to low- to moderate-income residents. READ MORE

February 13, 2015
ACCESS HEALTH CT ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15 AT MIDNIGHT
The deadline for Access Health CT enrollment is midnight Sunday, Feb. 15. READ MORE

February 10, 2015
REP. BACKER WELCOMES PLAN FOR SAFEGUARDING USE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND
Representative Backer applauded Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement of his sponsorship of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, a proposal to ensure that Connecticut has a coordinated strategy for future use of the Sound. READ MORE

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February 9, 2015
INFORMATION ON THE ANTHEM DATA BREACH
Those who may have been affected should file their taxes quickly and be aware of fake emails seeking personal information. READ MORE

January 28, 2015
STRATFORD DELEGATION WELCOMES FUNDS TO FURTHER DOWNTOWN TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT (TOD) PROJECT
State Bond Commission Set to Approve $200,000. READ MORE

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In the wake of the Peak Oil & Natural Gas Forum held in November 2007, Representative Terry Backer has taken the lead to further investigate this issue and has recently been appointed as Co-Chairman of the 2008 Energy Scarcity & Security Task Force. The first meeting convened Wednesday, August 13, 2008. The following information provides insight into the group's efforts to remedy a very serious and growing problem surrounding petroleum and natural gas issues and the current fuel crisis.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
Representative Terry Backer (Co-Chair)
Senator Bob Duff (Co-Chair)
Senator Gail Slossberg
Representative Sean Williams
Julie Cammarata
Lise Dondy
Dan DeBicella
Tracy Babbidge


Scarcity And Security RFP Overview

Peak Oil Production And The Implications To The State of Connecticut
Addendum - Tar Sands And Shale Oil
Report to Legislative Leaders and the Governor, December 2007

Peak Oil Production And The Implications To The State of Connecticut
Report to Legislative Leaders and the Governor, November 2007