Today’s Headlines Update

Feb 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Fuel Cell, LNG, Nuclear, Open Space

BROADWATER

Debates in Hartford, NY fan Broadwater flames | Branford Review: “Connecticut’s Long Island Sound LNG Task Force met Monday in Hartford to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s final Environmental Impact Statement on the facility.”

LOCAL

Chemist explores nanotechnology to address greenhouse gases at source | UConn Advance: “Much of the discussion about fighting global warming centers on new technologies and behaviors that could limit carbon dioxide emissions – the substance that causes climate change – such as using hybrid cars, nuclear power instead of coal, and biofuels instead of diesel. UConn chemistry professor Challa Kumar and ThoughtVentions Inc. (TvU), a Connecticut company, are developing a prototype device that will test another approach.”

Bill Horne is 2007 Citizen of the Year | Branford Review: “His efforts on behalf of the town in protecting its waterways and open space were highly praised by those who nominated him.”

Gwynn Packs a Punch as Greenwich Land Trust Head | The Connecticut Post Online: “Virginia ‘Ginny’ Gwynn, a hiker and skier from town, is enthusiastic about her new role as executive director of the Greenwich Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving land in its natural state.”

Dirty Beaches Anger, Frustrate Residents | The Connecticut Post Online: “One of the primary reasons for outsiders to come to Fairfield always has been the beautiful beaches by the Long Island Sound. But some residents who live at the shore say the sand on those beaches have become sullied with unsightly and unhealthy detritus that has the potential of ruining the town’s reputation.”

Warren’s land trust showing growth | The Litchfield Enquirer: “The Warren Land Trust wrapped up the year 2007 with four new conservation easements to add to its inventory, increasing its total holdings to more than 500 acres.”

Nader May Decide In ‘Next Few Days’ | TCExtra.com: “WINSTED – After announcing two weeks ago that he is forming an exploratory committee to examine the possibility of running for president this year, Winsted Native Ralph Nader is expected to ‘decide soon’ if he’ll launch a campaign, according to his Web site, naderexplore08.org.”

Train station committee meets | Stratford Bard: “At a recent public information update on Stratford’s coming commuter parking garage, two of Stratford’s state representatives announced they are forming a ‘citizen’s advisory panel’ to address problems and issues with the train station.”

Town asked to invest in power | Wallingford Voice: “WALLINGFORD – The Connecticut Municipal Electrical Energy Cooperative is looking to have the town invest as much as $49 million in three power plant projects, a move officials of the Norwich-based organization claim will serve as a hedge against dramatic electric rate increases over the next several decades.”

Residents want safety and open space as budget priorities | Windsor Journal: “space”

Landfill projected to close in early 2010 | Windsor Journal: “‘At the projected rates of filling, we estimate that the landfill will reach capacity in early calendar year 2010,’ Windsor Public Works Director Brian Funk stated in a report recently submitted to the Windsor Town Council.”

Hearings closed on tower plan | New Milford Times: “Now that the hearing is closed on the proposal to build a cellular communications tower in Gaylordsville, the public has until Feb. 22 to submit written comment and concerns about the plan.”

Termination could be costly for towns | Main Street News: “The action leading to the highest cost is the termination of ETD Executive Director Brad Beecher who was responsible for day-to-day operations of the transit district since November 2006.”

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