The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently announced appointments to the Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (CEEJAC), a new advisory council formed to advise DEEP on current and historic environmental injustice, pollution reduction, energy equity, climate change mitigation and resiliency, health disparities, and racial inequity.
In response to recommendations of the Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3) Gov. Lamont signed Executive Order 21-3 in December 2021 with 23 actions implementing those recommendations, including the creation of the CEEJAC. The CEEJAC aims to provide mechanisms for environmental justice communities to have a meaningful opportunity to participate in decisions regarding the expansion or placement of certain types of facilities which, by the nature of their activity, could negatively impact public and environmental health in such communities. Continue reading on the BPA Journal