Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
Connecticut has developed statutes and regulations addressing GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Air Management administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional GHG management ...