Residents call for protection of energy efficiency fund


More than 2,000 Connecticut residents are taking a stand for climate action on Friday. 

Advocates signed a petition calling on lawmakers to protect the energy efficiency fund, which helps local residents and businesses fight climate change and high energy costs.

Related: Climate change education mandate proposed for Connecticut

$54 million is set to be diverted from the fund next month to help balance the state budget. A number of groups say that will come at the price of jobs and local businesses.

They will make their voices heard at the state capitol at 11 a.m. Friday. 

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