Today, in the early morning hours, I found myself in the middle of the most wrenching situation I've had in my eight years in the Legislature. The end result was important: the landmark energy bill passed the House and will be sent to the Governor for signing. But the path to passage was tortuous, splitting the energy and environmental cause community and leaving the outcome very much in doubt.
I am so proud the House passed legislation that will protect children in mortal danger. Extreme food allergies are a growing threat, affecting millions of children and adults nationwide.
It was great to see so many young pro-environment activists working to raise awareness today at the State Capitol for Youth Climate Action Day. I look forward to working with them and seeing their continued advocacy in the months and years to come for a better environment.
I joined Connecticut families and stakeholders for a press conference on the health impacts of carbon emissions and to highlight a new study by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy, Save Energy, Save Lives, that directly links the reduction in energy consumption with positive improvements on public health.