Archive for November 2008

‘RiverSmart’ Households Can Protect Eightmile | TheDay.com

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

'RiverSmart' Households Can Protect Eightmile | TheDay.com: “Homeowners in Lyme, Salem and East Haddam are being asked to live like the continued health of the Eightmile River depended on them. In many ways, said Anthony Irving, chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Steering Committee, it does.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Greenwich settles EPA dumping suit – Greenwich Time

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Greenwich settles EPA dumping suit – Greenwich Time: “Greenwich taxpayers are poised to foot the bill for a mess made by the town a generation ago. The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday to approve an estimated $80,000 settlement of a decade-old lawsuit against the town over household waste it dumped at a New Jersey landfill

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Moffly Media lays off workers – Greenwich Time

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Moffly Media lays off workers – Greenwich Time: “Hurt by what it termed as slumping advertising revenues and a weakening economy, the publisher of Greenwich, Westport and New Canaan-Darien magazines has laid off 35 percent of its workforce and also announced that it is scaling back its publication schedule.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Madison Uranium Contamination Fixes Figure To Be Costly — Courant.com

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Madison Uranium Contamination Fixes Figure To Be Costly — Courant.com: “The health director in Madison said that although he learned about uranium contamination at a condominium complex two years ago, he was unaware of any threat to the drinking water at two nearby schools and told no one else of the problem.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



902 Mayors Sign Mayors Climate Agreement | USMayors.org

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

902 Mayors Sign Mayors Climate Agreement | USMayors.org: Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors announced on Nov. 21, 2008, that more than 900 mayors signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a significant milestone in the national campaign of cities to reduce global warming. “With a new Administration that has

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Energy district adviser also represents energy companies | Journal Inquirer

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Energy district adviser also represents energy companies | Journal Inquirer : “VERNON — A former state lawmaker working with town officials to establish an energy-improvement district is employed with a Hartford lobbying firm whose clients include a host of alternative-energy suppliers. Gary Hale, who served as state senator from 1987 to 1993 and also was

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Ulster repairs dry up Putnam reservoirs | Mid-Hudson News Network

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Ulster repairs dry up Putnam reservoirs | Mid-Hudson News Network: “PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. — Reservoirs across eastern Putnam County are nearly bone dry as a result of construction taking place 45 miles away in Ulster County.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Newtown Selectmen UnhappyWith Corps’ Interest in Property | Voices

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Newtown Selectmen UnhappyWith Corps' Interest in Property | Voices: “NEWTOWN – The Board of Selectmen had a heated discussion at it meeting on Monday, November 17, on the possibility of the Army Corps of Engineers building a training facility on Fairfield Hills property. Two of the three members of the board are upset with what

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N.Y. sues feds over Broadwater: Challenges FERC permit approval policy for LNG terminals | The Suffolk Times

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

N.Y. sues feds over Broadwater: Challenges FERC permit approval policy for LNG terminals | The Suffolk Times: “Two New York agencies are asking a federal court to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of Broadwater Energy’s application to site, build and operate a liquefied natural gas terminal in L.I. Sound … Broadwater has asked

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Area acreage preserved as open space The Republican-American

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Area acreage preserved as open space The Republican-American: “More than $10.2 million in grants will be used to buy or preserve 2,440 acres of open space in 29 cities and towns across Connecticut, many of them in Litchfield and New Haven counties, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Tuesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Burton wants DEP removed from case / DEP Hearing On Millstone Permit — Courant.com

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Foe Of Nuclear Power Station Wants DEP Removed From Pollution Case — Courant.com: “After years of false starts and legal fights, state environmental officials are moving forward with plans designed to stem pollution from the Millstone Nuclear Power Complex. The plan is supposed to cut the amount of heated water that the plant pumps into

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Green Building Pushes Past Movement Stage | BuildingCTGreen

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Green Building Pushes Past Movement Stage | BuildingCTGreen: Read Adam’s review of the U.S. Green Building Council’s GreenBuild recent event in Boston here. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Live Earth India | Live Earth

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Live Earth India | Live Earth: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria recently spoke with former Vice President and Live Earth co-founder Al Gore about about the results of the U.S. election, the global economic crisis, and Live Earth India.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Planet in Peril: Battle Lines – Special Reports from CNN.com

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Planet in Peril: Battle Lines – Special Reports from CNN.com Planet in Peril: Battle Lines isn’t the new Star Trek Movie. It’s an upcoming CNN documentary about the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources. Host Anderson Cooper took some time to fill in Sierra Club supporters on what to expect. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



States wait on power plant fate – NewsTimes.com

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

States wait on power plant fate – NewsTimes.com: “… it’s perplexing that the EPA, in the waning days of the Bush administration, is considering a move that would weaken EPA regulations and allow big power plants in the Midwest to emit even more pollution — pollution that prevailing winds carry to Connecticut daily.” Provided by

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Lyme Disease: Taking Shots at Shots | ScienceNOW

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Lyme Disease: Taking Shots at Shots | ScienceNOW: “Congress is wading into the murky question of whether people with Lyme disease should get long-term antibiotics or whether the drugs harm more than help. That issue, which has been a never-ending source of friction among biomedical researchers, will get congressional hearings next year.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



At Land Trust annual meeting, angst about funding for conservation | Shore Line Times

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

At Land Trust annual meeting, angst about funding for conservation | Shore Line Times: “MADISON-When taxpayers ask why their financial resources should be spent on land conservation, how should elected officials respond? That was the question First Selectman Al Goldberg posed to speaker David Skelly at the recent Madison Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting.” Provided

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Shoreline Greenway Trail receives $100K grant | Shore Line Times

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Shoreline Greenway Trail receives $100K grant | Shore Line Times: “A crowd of volunteers and elected officials gathered at Hammonasset State Park Thursday to celebrate the awarding to Shoreline Greenway Trail the largest corporate donation in the organization’s history.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Judge: Automakers cannot block RI emission rules | The Associated Press

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Judge: Automakers cannot block RI emission rules | The Associated Press: “PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Automakers cannot sue to block Rhode Island from enforcing tighter standards on tailpipe emissions first adopted by California because the industry has already lost similar lawsuits elsewhere, a federal judge has ruled.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Good Reason for Thanks: EPA Grants Help New England | EPA

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Good Reason for Thanks: EPA Grants Help New England | EPA: “Over $380,000 is being awarded to New England programs, promoting ongoing environmental and public health initiatives. The grants are part of EPA’s 2008 Healthy Communities Grant Program. The 14 grants, totaling $380,426, will fund projects working to reduce environmental risk, protect and improve human

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