Archive for August 2008

Staking Out State’s Energy Role | Hartford Business

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

Staking Out State’s Energy Role | Hartford Business: “The only thing that can force Democrats and Republicans to talk seriously about a more visionary energy policy is a multimillion dollar ad campaign that turns an issue we all know into a political problem that can’t be ignored.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Locally grown produce gets spotlight at farmers markets | The Middletown Press

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

Locally grown produce gets spotlight at farmers markets | The Middletown Press: “g it up.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Conservation Program Deserves Funding — Courant.com

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

Conservation Program Deserves Funding — Courant.com: "The Aug. 26 article 'Energy Program Reined In' [Page 1] seemed to indicate that Connecticut Light & Power Co. and United Illuminating overspent on programs that encourage energy efficiency and conservation. As long as each project is viable, I would maintain there is no such thing as overspending. These

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New company wants to harness area’s wind power | The Register Citizen

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

New company wants to harness area's wind power | The Register Citizen: “TORRINGTON – A new wind energy company has moved into Torrington highlighting their medium-sized wind turbines, which they say are perfect for the moderately windy Connecticut landscape. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Guilford likes solar, concerned about cost- The New Haven Register

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

Guilford likes solar, concerned about cost- The New Haven Register: “… With energy prices making a larger dent in town budgets, alternative energy is figuring more prominently in discussions for new building projects and retrofitting existing facilities. The state’s Clean Energy Fund offers incentives that can cover up to half the cost of purchasing and

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Environmental ‘queen’ works to protect Merrimack River – EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

Environmental 'queen' works to protect Merrimack River – EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: “Tabak, 33, a Connecticut native, is the executive director of the Merrimack River Watershed Council, based in Lowell.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



The Deck Is Stacked Against Farmland — Courant.com

Aug 31st, 2008 | By

The Deck Is Stacked Against Farmland — Courant.com: “The management guru Peter Drucker once observed that all organizations are perfectly designed to get their current results. That would include the state of Connecticut and its towns. We are perfectly designed to produce sprawl, and we’re getting it. I was reminded of this recently by a

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Councilman asks for vote on selling Pleasure Beach – The Connecticut Post Online

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Councilman asks for vote on selling Pleasure Beach – The Connecticut Post Online: “BRIDGEPORT — A City Council member wants the public to decide if Pleasure Beach should be sold and preserved into a federal wildlife refuge. Council member Andre Baker, D-139, has introduced a resolution to place the proposed sale of the property to

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Barn Island offers outdoor classroom in the ecological magic of marshes | TheDay.com

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Barn Island offers outdoor classroom in the ecological magic of marshes | TheDay.com: “Stonington – For a lesson in the changeable ecology of salt marshes, there’s perhaps no better classroom than the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Unusual marine life is reined in – The Advocate

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Unusual marine life is reined in – The Advocate: “Marine wildlife educators at SoundWaters in the Cove were surprised to catch a seahorse in a net Wednesday. The odd creatures are native to parts of the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda but rarely are spotted in New England, according to the education center.” Provided by

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Enfield Council To Consider Energy Plan — Courant.com

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Enfield Council To Consider Energy Plan — Courant.com: “ENFIELD — – The town council will probably vote Tuesday on a proposal to spend $9.7 million to increase energy efficiency in town and school buildings. The proposal is to go to voters in a referendum in November.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Before Snow Flies, Seeking Help With Heat – NYTimes.com

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Before Snow Flies, Seeking Help With Heat – NYTimes.com: “Operation Fuel was created to help families with incomes too high to qualify for federal energy assistance but who still have trouble paying their heating bills. With fuel oil prices heading toward record levels, the number of people in that category is growing.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Attorney General’s Statement On CNG Appeal Seeking To Overturn Order To Return $15.5 Million In Overearnings

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Attorney General: Attorney General’s Statement On CNG Appeal Seeking To Overturn Order To Return $15.5 Million In Overearnings: “‘CNG should abandon this appeal and accept reality — consumers are entitled to immediate rate relief to compensate for unlawful and unjust overearnings. ‘The DPUC has the full authority to order this CNG rate reduction — which

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Energy firm’s president defends practices – The Advocate

Aug 30th, 2008 | By

Energy firm's president defends practices – The Advocate: “STAMFORD – A state investigation into Stamford-based MXenergy’s marketing and billing practices is ‘unjustified,’ the company’s president said Friday, but he said he was glad officials were ‘taking a serious look at our industry.’” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



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Aug 29th, 2008 | By

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To turf or not to turf? (In response to the Alderman column below.) | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Aug 29th, 2008 | By

To turf or not to turf? (In response to the Alderman column below.) | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “Well, fake grass isn’t the controversy of the century, but there is real disagreement over its merits.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Concerns about the turf | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Aug 29th, 2008 | By

Concerns about the turf | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “I write in response to the Record-Journal’s article, August 22, headlined ‘Towns consult neighbors’ experience before deciding on artificial turf.’ Environment and Human Health Inc. (EHHI) remains as concerned as ever about the synthetic turf fields that are being installed by schools and towns all over the United States.”

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Invasive plants crowd out natives, disrupt the ecosystem | The New Haven Register

Aug 29th, 2008 | By

Invasive plants crowd out natives, disrupt the ecosystem | The New Haven Register: “Invasive plants are nonnative plants that reduce ecological diversity by crowding out native plants and disrupting the environments of animals such as birds, butterflies and humans.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Cancer study going public | Journal Inquirer

Aug 29th, 2008 | By

Cancer study going public | Journal Inquirer : "The results from the first phase of a three-part study of brain cancer deaths among Pratt & Whitney workers since 1952 will be disclosed to workers, their families, and the public on Thursday, Sept. 18, union and company officials said Monday." Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Bridge corrosion a concern – The Connecticut Post Online

Aug 29th, 2008 | By

Bridge corrosion a concern – The Connecticut Post Online: “HARTFORD — With three major Housatonic River bridges in his district, Rep. Lawrence G. Miller, R-Stratford, is concerned about the gradual corrosion of the spans.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com