Environmental advocates, community members, and researchers met at the Parsons Government Building in Bridgeport, Connecticut, July 2 to hear CT Senator Chris Murphy discuss climate change and energy efficiency. Senator Murphy, along with Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), are co-sponsors of the Super Pollutants Act of 2014, a proposed piece of bi-partisan climate legislation.
The climate legislation was introduced in the Senate earlier this yea, and will reduce pollutants emitted in the air by allowing federal agencies to collaborate with businesses to set energy efficiency standards. The standards would employ pollutant reducing policies and technologies that would be adapted by businesses and non-profit organizations. Senator Murphy explained how climate change will affect economic, ethical, and social aspects of life for people of all races. The roundtable ended with a discussion on renewable energy solutions that would create green jobs.
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