Sen. Formica Highlights Importance of State’s Energy Issues at Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference

August 28, 2017

State Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) recently highlighted the importance of the state’s efforts to stabilize energy resources at the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference held at Mohegan Sun from August 13-16.

Senator Formica was a guest speaker at the “Creating a Sustainable Energy Economy in the Northeast” forum and was joined by his fellow co-chair on the state’s Energy and Environment Committee Rep. Lonnie Reed to discuss the future of nuclear power and renewables in Connecticut.

“Preserving the state’s baseload power supply is one of the most pressing issues Connecticut is facing today. With threats of nuclear plants closing throughout the country, and Connecticut’s carbon-free nuclear plant in Waterford providing over half the power for the entire state, this issue is a pressing matter that demands the full attention of state leaders. I thank the Council of State Governments for recognizing the need to further this conversation,” said Formica.

The CSG/ERC’s 57th Annual Meeting & Regional Policy Forum was hosted by Connecticut this year and gathered state officials from throughout the eastern United States and eastern Canada to connect with policy experts and representatives from the private sector in a non-partisan atmosphere.

Policy issues discussed included energy and environmental issues, health, education, criminal justice, agricultural, military and veterans affairs, and transportation.

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