- The amendment which deems an application insufficient if environmental justice provisions are not completed, and
- The amendment that expands the definition of a “community benefit agreement” to include financial resources to mitigate environmental and health impacts to air quality, watercourses, quality of life, asthma rates, and more, above and beyond impacts related to traffic, parking, and noise.
- The amendment that mandates any municipality which hosts five or more affecting facilities enter a community benefit agreement.
Other states, including the State of New York, have been watching how Connecticut’s environmental justice law has progressed over time. In fact, last year the State of New York passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The CLCPA is an ambitious climate bill that puts New York on the path to a cleaner future and serves as a model for the nation. One of the most important provisions of the CLCPA is to identify the most vulnerable areas of the state, including disadvantaged communities, and ensure that they are prioritized to receive support and resources to address the effects of climate change.