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Statement From Rep. Patrick Callahan in Response to Gov. Lamont Cutting Cord on Emissions Regulations Proposal

Posted on November 28, 2023

Hartford—State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108), Environment Committee Ranking Member, is responding to Gov. Lamont’s administration pulling the plug on a proposal to ban gas-powered passenger cars as of 2035.

“We’ve heard from many Connecticut residents who are concerned about this revolutionary move in just 11 years. Phasing in new technology should be evolutionary, while also giving people the freedom of choice. I share the concerns of my constituents, including electric grid capacity,

New Milford Delegation Tours Kimberly-Clark Kleenex Facility

Posted on November 21, 2023

Photo (from left to right): Jim Schneider (Kimberly-Clark Energy Procurement), Jean Cronin (President Hughes & Cronin Public Affairs), Susan Bruce (Energy Counsel, McNees Wallace) Nate Kenney (Kimberly-Clark Plant Manager), Rep. Martin Foncello, Rep. Pat Callahan, Rep. Cindy Harrison, Rep. John Piscopo, Rep. Joe Gresko, Sen. Stephen Harding, Rep. Bill Buckbee, Branch Sinkule (Kimberly-Clark Government Relations) are pictured at the Kimberly-Clark Kleenex plant in New Milford.


A response to Connecticut adopting regulations consistent with California’s vehicle emissions standards

Posted on November 17, 2023

The Governor and legislative Democrats made headlines recently when they announced their intention to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in 11 years, a move we fear will all but eliminate consumer freedom while increasing the financial pressure on residents and business owners already squeezed by Connecticut’s infamous tax and regulatory environment.

Those concerns aside, the proposed regulation to have 100% of new passenger vehicles sold be green vehicles by 2035 raises many other familiar