Christine Cohen

State Senator

Christine Cohen

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Listening, Advocating & Getting Results

December 16, 2021

Statement of Sen. Cohen on Governor Lamont’s Climate Executive Order

State Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford), who is Senate Chair of the Environment Committee, issued the following statement today in support of Governor Lamont’s executive order on climate initiatives:

“There are a lot of forward-looking planning and action items in the governor’s new executive order, as well as some more immediately achievable items to reduce motor vehicle emissions, reduce building greenhouse gases, recycle food waste, engage in more air monitoring, and update our stormwater drainage systems. All of those items – many of which private-sector businesses across America have been engaged in for several years – can and should be undertaken as a soon as possible in Connecticut. Both environmental advocates and the business community know that a healthy environment is good for our state and saves us money in the long-term.”