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Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is vital to mitigate climate change. To date reduction efforts have primarily focused on minimizing the production of carbon dioxide during electricity generation, transport, and other activities. Going forward, to the extent that carbon dioxide continues to be produced, it will need to be captured before release. Research is currently being undertaken into the possibility of injecting carbon dioxide into the seabed. One study aims to identify possible injection sites in the seabed along the northeast coast of the U.S. It is anticipated that, following identification of suitable sites, a demonstration project will be undertaken to assess the feasibility of offshore CCS. This paper outlines key regulatory requirements for the demonstration project and any subsequent commercial operations.
This city ordinance requires a living wage for all workers employed to perform work associated with city contracts.
Based on a review of the most advanced city efforts to align education for young children from birth through third grade, the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) identified 10 common elements of effective systems alignment. This report contains case studies of local efforts in Boston, Hartford, San Antonio, San Jose and Seattle that provide examples of how cities are incorporating each of the following elements into their alignment strategies.
This city ordinance requires that all city services be made available to residents, regardless of immigration status. It also requires that referrals to medical or social service agencies be made in the same manner to all residents, regardless of immigration status. In addition, the ordinance places restrictions on circumstances in which the police may inquire into a person's immigration status or make arrests based on a person's immigration status.
The fact sheet outlines the public safety and access to services policy considerations supporting the New Haven municipal ID card, explaining that having an ID may encourage individuals to report crimes and open bank accounts, and will facilitate community integration for individuals who would not otherwise be able to gain access to parks, public beaches or other public facilities. The fact sheet also explains that in addition to serving as an identification card, the Elm City Resident Card will serve as a library card, provide access to municipal services and sites and offer a debit card component, which allows the user to load up to $150 to the card to be used to pay for parking meters and for goods and services at approximately 50 participating stores.
This report outline the cost in terms of public assistance the New England states must spend to subsidize low wage employment models.
City of Harford article stipulating the right to equal access to city services regardless of immigration status. Also specifices that city policy shall to arrest individuals based on ICE arrest requests in the national NCIC database.
Organizers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and North Carolina conducted interviews with over 900 Latinx immigrants (including nearly 400 undocumented community members) about the important issues facing immigrant communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This infographic features snippets of the stories shared; common themes include financial hardship and illness, compounded by a lack of government support.
While Connecticut’s working families are struggling with low wages, threats of eviction, food instability, lack of affordable health care, and high levels of unemployment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s wealthiest residents have amassed unprecedented wealth. In response to the state’s high rates of income inequality and extreme wealth gaps, Connecticut must adopt an equitable state budget that repairs the regressive tax structure by requiring billionaires to pay their fair share, invest in key programs and services to aid struggling communities, and take major steps towards eliminating racial and economic disparities.
Connecticut’s Latinx and immigrant communities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) launched an impact survey to more fully understand key issues facing people of color and immigrants related to employment, housing, health, and economic security during the pandemic. The survey findings reveal widespread financial instability and hardship among Connecticut’s most vulnerable residents. Additionally, this report includes recommendations at the federal, state, and local level that policymakers must take to provide economic relief and protections for workers, keep community members in their homes, and ensure access to healthcare regardless of legal status.