The Battle to Eliminate Single-Use Straws Passes First Hurdle

March 21, 2019

The Environment Committee voted 22-6 in favor of moving, HB 5385, An Act Requiring the Elimination of Single-Use Plastic Straws, out of committee.

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Hartford Company Leader Of Composting

March 21, 2019

I was happy and excited to join Alex Williams, the owner and operator of Hartford-based Blue Earth Compost, for Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for Connecticut’s first commercial food scrap collection dump truck to hit the road and help turn your food scraps into soil you can use.

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Moving Forward with Off-Shore Wind Energy Legislation

March 18, 2019

As Vice Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, I am happy to share with you two important off shore wind measures moved out of committee.

SB 875, An Act Expanding Connecticut’s Offshore Wind Energy Portfolio, would expand offshore wind energy and HB 7156, An Act Concerning The Procurement Of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, would authorize the procurement of energy derived from offshore wind.

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Mansfield Students Join Youth Climate Strike

March 16, 2019

Rep. Gregg Haddad praises Mansfield Middle School students who joined other youths around the globe to raise awareness of climate change. “Students are the most important constituency for this,” Haddad told them. “We understand that you’re going to be living in this world long after us and the decisions we’re making today will be very impactful on your lives.”

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