Peter Shattuck of the Boston-based environmental group Acadia Center and director of the group’s Clean Energy Initiative, said the federal government’s withdrawal from international efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses “has created a void that is being filled by the states through groups like RGGI.” Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont are Connecticut’s partners in RGGI, which makes the group a formidable force in international efforts to reduce global warming, according to Shattuck.

“The RGGI states combined represent the sixth-largest economy in the world,” he said. Acadia Center is a Boston-based environmental group with offices in Connecticut.

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