While all the signs of climate change are assaulting our state with a ferocity never seen before, it seems the current administration is content to ignore them and dismantle any environmental progress that Connecticut has made with backdoor deals, late night bargains and an energy strategy which puts more emphasis on supporting polluting industry interests than serving the state and it’s citizens. With the memory of Superstorm Sandy barely faded from the headlines and the recovery efforts still underway Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty suggest that the best way to update the energy grid that contributed to the power to that storm is to subsidize and evangelize for the natural gas industry whose extraction emissions could increase the probability of more storms in the future. The climate science is clear and it demands an immediate transition to clean, renewable energy and in the final days of this legislative session it is clear that these demands are being ignored in favor of propping up the status quo.
350-CT, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice, Great Society of Environmental Warriors, Promoting Enduring Peace, and Socialist Action are joining with “Capitalism Vs. The Climate” and Fight the Hike to rally today in Hartford against the Governor’s Energy Plan.
Wednesday, May 22nd at 1 pm
210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
Meet us on the sidewalk south of the State Capitol
No More Fossil Fuels and False Solutions! It’s high time to call for 100% Just, Renewable Energy and oppose Governor Malloy’s Energy Strategy!
We can power Connecticut with 100% wind, sunlight and water, and we ought to start now. Last year was Connecticut’s hottest year on record. We always knew burning garbage, coal and gas in Connecticut’s cities was a bad idea, but now we have even more wake-up calls such as Hurricane Sandy and atmospheric CO2 passing the dangerous 400 parts per million level.
Capitalism vs. the Climate Invites You to Join Us At the State Capitol to Say No More Fossil Fuels and False Solutions! It’s High Time to Oppose the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, and To Call for 100% Just, Renewable Energy!
With dirty natural gas, carbon trading, and mega-hydro, Governor Malloy‘s Comprehensive Energy Strategy puts Northeast Utilities’ and other corporations’ profits over Connecticut’s communities.
Make a sign and join the fun!
Wednesday, May 22nd at 1 pm
210 Capitol Ave , Hartford , CT
We can power Connecticut with 100% wind, solar and water, and we ought to start now. Last year was Connecticut ‘s hottest year on record. We always knew burning garbage, coal and gas in Connecticut’s cities was a bad idea, but now we have even more wake-up calls such as Hurricane Sandy and atmospheric CO2 passing the dangerous 400 parts per million level.
A Statement from Capitalism vs. the Climate
May 13, 2013. Last year, Connecticut experienced its warmest year on record and saw 5 people killed by Superstorm Sandy.[i] At the same time, communities mobilized to build new recycling facilities and community gardens, bring together unions and climate activists, and postpone construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, demonstrating a heightened sense of urgency and possibility around confronting climate change.
“It’s clear that achieving 100% just, renewable energy is not only socially beneficial and technologically possible, but also an environmental necessity,” said Carmen Cordero, a member of Capitalism vs. the Climate. “Governor Malloy’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy is so packed with false solutions and loopholes that it takes Connecticut further away from reaching this goal.”
Despite our testimonies at public hearings and our satirical Climate Circus [ii], serious flaws in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy have not been remedied. We therefore call for the defeat of House Bill 6360 An Act Concerning an Implementation of Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy and the related Senate Bills 839 and 1138.
Bill McKibben highlights the coalition of speakers at the press conference