The 2017 legislative session wrapped up at midnight Wednesday. There were good outcomes, bad outcomes, and some things yet unsettled, but one thing is clear: citizens like you helped tremendously to avert crises and get good policies passed. We couldn’t have done it without you! Here are some snapshots from our legislative experts on bills …
Connecticut’s legislative session starts on Wednesday and we’re thrilled to share our priorities with you!
We’re hearing reports of excessive tree trimming by utility companies from around Connecticut this week. CFE/Save the Sound intern Zac explores what’s happening to trees in his hometown.
Dampens enhanced tree-trimming plans and leaves tree protection up to citizens and towns.
Over the last several months, Connecticut’s utility companies and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority have been going back-and-forth on a tree-trimming plan around power lines.
Concerned residents throughout the state want to keep their street trees intact.
“The plans proposed would lead to the removal of far too many healthy trees—trees that shade our sidewalks, clean the air, reduce erosion and stormwater runoff, and raise property values. No one wants to live in a clear-cut neighborhood.”
“Enhanced Tree-Trimming” could leave Connecticut’s tree-lined streets crude and bare. Come to public meetings this week to save your neighborhood trees.