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Hurricane Irene (2011)

Malloy: State Needs To Be Leader On Climate Change

HARTFORD – What a little state like Connecticut does about global warming has "relatively little to do with what happens in the rest of the world," Gov. Dannel Malloy acknowledged Friday to members of his new Climate Change Council.

"Except that someone has to lead," Malloy quickly added, arguing that Connecticut can show the rest of the world "what can be done" to dramatically reduce the manmade pollution he said is clearly having an impact on climate.

"We can demonstrate here in Connecticut … that small entities and large entities can have an impact on the environment," Malloy said. "Ultimately, we have to find a...