(photo) Sen. Hwang: “The environment has no party affiliation,”

July 26, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Hwang: CT Adopting Clean Air Emission Standards to Reduce Air Pollution,
Protect Public Health and Promote Development

Sen. Tony Hwang today joined with Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today to announce that the State of Connecticut is proposing regulations to make cars and trucks up to 90% cleaner and to require vehicle manufacturers to deliver more zero-emission vehicles to Connecticut drivers while also increasing consumer protections.

“The environment has no party affiliation,” Sen. Hwang (R-Fairfield), who has been recognized for his leadership on air pollution, climate transition, and coastal resiliency, said. “We must continue to strive to bring bipartisan solutions to everything we do with the environment. That includes combating climate change and our efforts to reduce asthma rates. Lowering vehicle emissions is one of the solutions which will improve air quality and public health. I was proud to support this legislation, and I will continue to work with all stakeholders to protect our environment.”

Advocates and stakeholders are applauding the issuance of the proposed rules.