WATCH LIVE: Virtual public hearing surrounding climate change initiative; Gov. Lamont wants you to join

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Monday, Connecticut drivers have a chance to weigh in on a bill that could see prices jump at the gas pump.

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There’s a virtual public hearing surrounding a climate change initiative Governor Ned Lamont wants our state to join.

Gov. Lamont has proposed that Connecticut join the Transportation Climate Initiative, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by adding an emissions tax on gas. That could raise gas prices in our state by $0.17/gallon.

Fran Mayko of AAA Northeast told News 8, “The goal of this initiative is to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions in the transportation sector. It’s a way to improve public health…Transportation accounts for about 40% of emissions in Connecticut.”

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