The Beginning of the End for Killingly Dirty Power Plant?
Sierra Club Connecticut members – alongside many ally organizations – have been opposed to the proposed 650 megawatt fossil fuel power plant in Killingly, CT since it first appeared in 2016. Even though we were told Killingly was a “done deal”, activists did not give up fighting against it, and we’ve finally received some good news.
Take a look at the highlights from Sierra Club Connecticut’s current campaigns and what we’ve been working on. As always, thank you to all of our volunteers—we couldn’t do this without you!
Chapter Chair Update
This is our last newsletter of 2021, with our next issue due out in February. Hear from our chapter chair, with reflections on COP26 – from the disappointments to the highlights. And even as we look towards our national and international leaders to address climate change, we also look to each other.
Stepping Forward: Remington Woods Update
Our journey to save Remington Woods continues. This past month the Bridgeport Planning and Zoning Committee held a public hearing on the proposed zoning maps for Bridgeport. There was an overwhelming dissent for any plans to develop the woods. Join us as we move forward to #SaveRemingtonWoods.
Join in Supporting the Wildlife Committee's 2022 Legislative Priorities!
The upcoming legislative session is starting soon, so legislators need to hear from you now! Take action to urge them to ban steel-jaw traps, prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling animal acts, and oppose attempts to legalize bear hunting (and rather promote public education towards peaceful co-existence).
Climate Resiliency in Connecticut
What does climate resiliency mean? What would it look like in our state? Sierra Club Connecticut’s Shoreline Group has been discussing these topics with Connecticut leaders and residents, and will be continuing the conversation at their next meeting. How can we build resilience as we deal with climate change upon us?
From @ctsierra on November 5: Thank you to our inspiring speakers and to everyone who attended last weekend's rally to protest environmental racism and climate inaction in CT! … The climate crisis is here NOW and it is time for our leaders to step up.
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From @CTSierraClub on November 19 The House of Representatives just passed the Build Back Better Act! Check out our photos to learn what this monumental legislation will do for our climate and communities. Then help make it happen by demanding the Senate pass Build Back Better: sc.org/PassBBB