Rep. Callahan, CT GOP lawmakers: “Pump the brakes” on proposed ban on gas-powered vehicle sales 

Posted on November 16, 2023

Hartford, Conn.– In advance of a key legislative committee vote on Nov. 28, Environment Committee ranking member Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) joined members of the Connecticut House and Senate Republican caucuses to urge Democrats to “pump the brakes” on the Lamont administration’s proposal to ban the sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and send the proposed regulations back to the full legislature for more deliberation.

The lawmakers said the mandates, if enacted, will make the

Reps. Callahan, Chaleski Receive Update on Margerie Trail Planning

Posted on November 13, 2023

Danbury, Conn.State Representatives Patrick Callahan (R-New Fairfield) and Rachel Chaleski (R-Danbury) met recently with Danbury Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola to hear about progress on planning Margerie Trail, a 2.5-mile multi-modal trail along Margerie Lake Reservoir from Danbury to New Fairfield. The project is administered through a joint task force of representatives from the City of Danbury and the Town of New Fairfield.

“I’m excited that the task force has been making progress in

Reps. Callahan, Chaleski Tour First-of-its-Kind Biodiesel Fuel Plant in Danbury

Posted on November 2, 2023

Danbury, Conn.— The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant in Danbury is turning fats, oil, and grease (FOG) collected at restaurants for disposal into biodiesel fuel. State Representatives Patrick Callahan (R-108) and Rachel Chaleski (R-138) recently toured the conversion plant, which went into operation earlier this year. It’s the first of its kind in the nation, turning commercial brown grease into biodiesel fuel. The FOG is pumped into the plant, captured, and converted in an automated and continuous-flow