Leaders must commit to new energy solutions

Jun 7th, 2013 | By | Category: General

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 that puts more emphasis on supporting polluting industry interests than serving the state and its citizens. With the memory of Superstorm Sandy barely faded from the headlines and the recovery efforts still underway, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Dan Esty, commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, suggest that the best way to update the energy grid that was so damaged in 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 recently concluded legislative session it was clear that these demands are being ignored in favor of propping up the status quo.

Ben Martin of Wallingford is a member of 350CT.org, part of a global coalition to fight global warming.

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