Connecticut Legislature Expands Environmental Justice Law

Oct. 2, 2020, 5:56 PM

Companies would have to meet new requirements if they want to build facilities that could impact the environment or health of residents in low-income communities in Connecticut, under a bill heading to the governor’s desk.

The bill, H.B. 7008, strengthens the state’s existing environmental justice law, which aims to protect and compensate communities with more than their fair share of polluting facilities. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) is expected to sign the bill, which passed the Senate 35-1 on Thursday and the House 134-2 on Sept. 30.

The legislation defines an environmental justice community as one in which 30% or ...

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