Malloy: Climate change not getting enough attention in governor race

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BRIDGEPORT -

Gov. Dannel Malloy says the issue of climate change is not getting enough attention from the candidates vying to replace him this year.

A former landfill in Bridgeport is now a solar farm that's home to almost 9,000 solar panels. Malloy, who created a council on climate change that's pushing for an 80 percent cut in greenhouse gases, says it's an example of how saving the environment can also save Connecticut's economy.

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All three major candidates agree that climate change is an important issue. President Donald Trump called it a hoax, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski disagrees, saying the private sector, not taxpayers, must take the lead on addressing it.

Democratic candidate Ned Lamont has been pushing renewable energy, including wind and solar power.

Independent Oz Griebel thinks stricter building codes are the answer.

United Illuminating built the solar farm in Bridgeport with no taxpayer money. The farm could bring the city $7 million over the next 20 years.

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