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Environmental Advocates React to Connecticut's Failure To Pass Regional Climate Agreement

Photo of traffic on I-95 Northbound in Stamford, Connecticut
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I-95 Northbound in Stamford, Connecticut

In 2018, Connecticut announced it would be part of an ambitious multi-state program to cut carbon emissions from transportation. In December 2020, Governor Lamont signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and D.C., committing to launch a regional transportation "cap and invest" program.But now, the regional program has suffered a setback: the Connecticut state legislature failed to bring the Transportation and Climate Initiative up for a vote during the 2021 legislative session.
This hour, we get reactions from environmental advocates.

And we check in with Rhode Island to learn more about what this development in Connecticut means for the entire regional climate emissions program.


Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
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