Petition For Environment Justice Amendment In The Connecticut Constitution Now

We Want Our Right To A Healthy Environment Our State Constitution

 

Join the Connecticut Roundtable in the fight for environmental justice in Connecticut by signing the Connecticut Environmental Rights Alliance’s petition for environmental justice in our state.

 

Climate activists and environmental justice advocates are coming together to support a fundamental cause: the addition of environmental justice to our state constitution. We know that our environment is in peril, and we also know that the effects of this crisis are not evenly distributed across society. Those with the least power and privilege are often the most affected by environmental damage, and they are the ones who can least afford to cope with the consequences.

By adding an environmental justice amendment to the constitution, we can ensure that our government takes seriously its obligation to protect all citizens from environmental harm. This would mean that those who cause environmental damage would be held accountable and those disproportionately affected by that damage would have the legal tools they need to seek redress. 

The Connecticut Environmental Rights Amendment would recognize:

• The inalienable rights of all the people of Connecticut, including future generations, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate, and healthy environments.

• That Connecticut’s public natural resources belong to all the people, and that all government officials in the state of Connecticut have a duty to conserve and maintain these resources for the benefit of all the people, including future generations.

• That these rights must be given the same legal recognition and protection as all the other human, civil, and political rights we hold dear.

Sign this petition in support of this effort. By doing so, you will be adding your voice to the growing chorus of people who believe that we have a duty to protect our planet and all of its inhabitants.

Together, we can make a difference.