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State Senator

Matt Lesser

Representing Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield

Senator Lesser Releases Statement After the Hartford Announces a Goal of Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Today, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown), Chair of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee, is releasing the following statement following the announcement made by The Hartford of setting a goal of Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

"Connecticut is looking to our insurance and financial services sector to lead the world when it comes to transitioning away from fossil fuels. I am glad that The Hartford is leading the industry and the country with its actions - and look forward to continue to partner with CEO Christopher Swift and The Hartford on issues of common concern."

Sen. Lesser authored Section 346 of the 2021 Connecticut State Budget implementer that directly addresses the intersection of climate change and insurance through regulatory oversight.