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Conn. Residents Call For Action over Climate Change

CT CLIMATEHARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB) — Residents in Connecticut continue to call for action today — after meeting with legislators yesterday on the issue of climate change.

The recent heat wave and air quality warnings have residents and officials concerned.

The state has been at the center of several significant weather events in the past two years — culminating with multiple tornadoes touching down so far this summer.

From superstorm Sandy to massive snow fall — the state’s two senators addressed activists to show that they have a plan.

“This is not in doubt…this…these weather trends and these,” said Senator Chris Murphy. “Storms are caused by increased levels of carbon pollutants.”

“Economic growth being in conflict with environmental protection is truly a myth. In fact they go together,” said Senator Dick Blumenthal.

They say damage to the coast during Sandy was reason enough to take action on limiting carbon emissions.

They also point to growth in the fuel cell business as an example of how it can be profitable.

They will join the president in moving forward with new rules and regulations for power plants.


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