Fighting to Protect Our Climate and Environment

March 25, 2024

I'm excited to share my commitment to protecting the environment and working to combat climate change. HB 5004 "An Act Concerning the Implementation of Certain Climate Change Measures," was subject to an Environment Committee public hearing on March 8 and was passed out of the Environment Committee 23-11 last week. It now heads to the House Floor for consideration.

The bill, referred to as the 2024 Connecticut Climate Protection Act, is a priority for the House Democratic Caucus. 

The bill seeks to respond to the climate crisis by:

  • Updating the Global Warming Solutions Act to make Connecticut's greenhouse gas emissions targets more in line with other states in the region;
  • Creating incentives for businesses that engage in clean economy sectors or employ environmentally sustainable practices;
  • Developing plans for transitioning to a clean economy, including workforce training and long-term policy implementation;
  • Supporting nature-based solutions, such as preserving marshlands and forests.

With this bill, we're saying that sustainability is not only the right thing to do but also the smart, economically competitive thing to do.