Advocacy for SB 127 (Direct Sales) and SB 718 (Fossil Fuel Moratorium)


SB 127 – Permits Direct Sales of EVs

SB 127, the bill permitting EV-exclusive manufacturers that do not have an existing dealer network to sell directly to open stores and service centers in CT is scheduled for a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 19th, beginning at 10 AM. We encourage everyone to submit written or oral testimony. Instructions and link to register below.



The Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday February 19, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom.  The public hearing will be recorded and can be viewed via YouTube Live.  In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on  People who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form or copy this link into your browser  Registration will close on Thursday February 18, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.  Speaker order of approved registrants will be posted on the Transportation Committee website.  If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone.  To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-0590 to leave your contact information.  Please email written testimony in PDF format to  Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related bill information.  The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Elected and Public Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement.  All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

SB 718 – A Moratorium on New Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

SB 718 – This bill imposes a moratorium on building new fossil-fuel power plants. The immediate threat is the proposed Killingly natural gas power plant, which has already been issued some of the required permits by DEEP. We ask everyone to call as described below.

The Energy & Technology Committee has not raised SB 718, Senator Cohen’s bill to establish a moratorium on new fossil fuel plants. We need to show strong support for this by calling the Energy & Technology Committee TODAY (Thursday, February 11) and urging they raise this bill. The last day the Committee can raise this bill is Tuesday Feb 16, and tomorrow and Monday are state holidays, so today is the day to put on the pressure.

Here’s what to do:

Call (860) 240‑0430 – Very likely you will leave a message.

“My name is (YOUR NAME), I am calling from (YOUR TOWN), I am calling to urge that the Energy & Technology Committee raise Senate Bill 718 as a Committee Bill. We are facing a climate emergency, yet fossil fuel power plants are still being proposed and approved here in Connecticut. This bill would establish a moratorium on fossil fuel power plants, and it is crucial that the Committee discuss this important topic. Thank you.”

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