Climate Change: Connecticut’s Proposals

Monday Public Hearing

On Monday, the Environment Committee will hold a public hearing on the Governor’s climate change proposals, including the implementation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). This is a highly controversial plan to place a cap on carbon emissions created by gasoline producers and suppliers. TCI is expected to involve multiple states across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic all putting the same driver-paid taxes and fees in place.

The following proposals are open for discussion from the public:
S.B. No. 884 AN ACT REDUCING TRANSPORTATION-RELATED CARBON EMISSIONS
H.B. No. 6441 AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
H.B. No. 6551 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL AIR QUALITY

These documents can also be accessed via Legislative Document Search.

Hearing Info:

Environment Committee Public Hearing Monday, March 8 at 10:00 AM via Zoom Watch the Hearing Live on YouTube

The public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com. Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.

Registration will close on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Speaker order of approved registrants will be listed in a randomized order and posted on the Environment Committee website on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. under Public Hearing Testimony.

If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-0431 to leave your contact information.

Please email written testimony to envtestimony@cga.ct.gov in Word or PDF format.

Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related bill number(s).  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.

The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Constitutional Officers, Chief Elected Municipal Officials, State Agency Heads and Legislators.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.  As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

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