Archive for December 2008

Portland energy subcommittee to seek audit of town buildings – The Middletown Press

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Portland energy subcommittee to seek audit of town buildings – The Middletown Press: “PORTLAND — As they continue to search for ways to keep costs in check, an energy subcommittee of the Board of Selectmen will seek an energy audit of town buildings. The school department has already conducted an audit, which is used to

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Frantz Eager to Tackle State Problems; Eyes Budget Deficit – Greenwich Citizen – News

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

State Sen.-elect Scott Frantz Eager to Tackle State Problems; Eyes Budget Deficit – Greenwich Citizen: “Only 3 percent of freight moves by rail in Connecticut – compared to 30-to-40 percent in many other states.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Talk show addresses the push to restore the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line | My Left Nutmeg

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Talk show addresses the push to restore the rail line between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield MA | My Left Nutmeg: “The subject of transportation was the top discussion on WVIT’s Connecticut Newsmakers. Host Tom Monahan led a round table discussion with Speaker-Elect Chris Donovan and Ilicia Balaban of ConnPIRG on the push to restore

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Fare Game | Fairfield County Weekly

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Fare Game | Fairfield County Weekly: “The Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority upped fares because of expensive gas. So will the price come down now?” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Fairfield County Weekly reader disputes ‘Quiet Kill’ article | Fairfield County Weekly

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Fairfield County Weekly reader disputes ‘Quiet Kill’ article | Fairfield County Weekly: “It is truly amazing how brainwashed the general public allows itself to become (‘The Quiet Kill,’ FCW, Dec. 25). There was no deer overpopulation at the time of the enactment of the Deer Management Act (1974) since no one was really counting (as

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Editorial Notebook – When the Watchdogs Don’t Bark – NYTimes.com

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Editorial Notebook – When the Watchdogs Don’t Bark – NYTimes.com: “The Tribune Company’s troubles are in good part because of the large debt Samuel Zell incurred when he bought the business. But the economic downturn and the Internet’s inroads on print advertising have taken a toll on all newspapers.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



11th-hour deal struck between CRRA, Covanta – The New Haven Register

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

11th-hour deal struck between CRRA, Covanta – The New Haven Register: “The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and Covanta Energy, which operates the quasi-public agency’s trash-to-energy plant in Wallingford, struck an eleventh-hour deal Tuesday in which Covanta will take over ownership of the plant without any money changing hands. The agreement, which the two sides reached

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Time-Banking Presentation by Brenda Caldwell | Guidezilla CT Events Calendar

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Time-Banking Presentation by Brenda Caldwell | Guidezilla CT Events Calendar: “Time-Banking Presentation by Brenda Caldwell and Members of the Organizing Group Sat., Jan 17, 2009 — Potluck 6:30 PM, Presentation 7 PM UU Society, 608 Whitney Ave, New Haven Time Banking, an organized way for folks to help each other in meaningful ways without the

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What’s ahead? Ketcham expects financial issues to top list | Redding Pilot

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

What’s ahead? Ketcham expects financial issues to top list | Redding Pilot: “Redding will continue its quest to not only conserve energy, said the first selectman, but also promote the use of clean energy.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Calif. sues to block Bush endangered species rules – State – Merced Sun-Star

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Calif. sues to block Bush endangered species rules – State – Merced Sun-Star: “SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has filed suit against the Bush administration to block last-minute endangered species regulations that are intended to reduce input from federal scientists, Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Tuesday. Brown said the president is trying to gut the Endangered

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Green New Year’s Resolutions: For the Home – Fresh Greens (usnews.com)

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Green New Year's Resolutions: For the Home – Fresh Greens (usnews.com): “As we spend the next few days thinking of ways to better ourselves in 2009, here are a few green resolutions to add to your list. Many of them will help you with your financial resolutions, as well, since going green can often save

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Attorney General: Attorney General Praises U.S. Attorney For Winning Guilty Pleas In Atlantic Wire Case

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Attorney General Praises U.S. Attorney For Winning Guilty Pleas In Atlantic Wire Case | Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal: “Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said, ‘Through its diligence and hard work, the U.S. Attorney’s Office sent a powerful message about punishing this rogue company for pernicious, purposeful polluting of the Branford River. Federal prosecutors have held Atlantic

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Inhabitat » New York City to Install Super-Efficient LED Streetlamps

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

New York City to Install Super-Efficient LED Streetlamps | Inhabitat: “Over the past year we’ve been thoroughly impressed with New York’s ever-lengthening list of green credentials. The Big Apple already has a plastic bag tax, an amazing mass transit system, LEED certified skyscrapers, and car free zones, and we’re excited to announce that NYC will

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Could local parks be sold to fix state budget?- The Register Citizen News – Northwest Connecticut’s Daily Newspaper

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Could local parks be sold to fix state budget? – The Register Citizen: “TORRINGTON — As the state deficit continues to rise over the next two years it is not certain whether Connecticut will take the route that several other states are taking — possibly selling or leasing specific state property to make money.” Provided

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EDITORIAL: Bush wages attack on environment – The New Haven Register

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

EDITORIAL: Bush wages attack on environment – The New Haven Register: “In its final days, the Bush administration is busy dismantling important environmental regulations in favor of coal mining and power generation. One rule change would ease the location of coal-fired power plants near national parks, even those whose forests are being destroyed by acid

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Middlefield closes on $2.55M sale of Powder Ridge – The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Middlefield closes on $2.55M sale of Powder Ridge – The Middletown Press: “MIDDLEFIELD — After years of planning and negotiations, the town of Middlefield is the proud owner of Powder Ridge Ski Area. The town closed on the $2.55 million deal late in the day Monday. Final paperwork was completed Tuesday, and the town is

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Preston: Norwich Hospital site’s fate ‘going into overtime’ – Norwich Bulletin

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Preston: Norwich Hospital site's fate 'going into overtime' – Norwich Bulletin: “The Preston Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday to notify the state that the town intends to purchase the former Norwich Hospital property.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Fossil Fuels: Crafting A Long-Term Plan — Courant.com

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Fossil Fuels: Crafting A Long-Term Plan — Courant.com: “If you are one of the lucky ones with some money left to invest after losses in the stock and bond markets and in real estate, you might want to consider taking advantage of low oil and other fossil fuel prices by locking them in forever, since

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Hartford Landfill Reaches Its Last Day — Courant.com

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Hartford Landfill Reaches Its Last Day — Courant.com: “The landfill closes today, and the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, which began leasing the dump from the city in 1982, will take in its last truckloads of trash.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Branford company pleads guilty to toxic discharges — Courant.com

Dec 31st, 2008 | By

Branford company pleads guilty to toxic discharges — Courant.com: “BRANFORD, Conn. – A Branford company has pleaded guilty to federal charges of breaking environmental laws with toxic discharges into the Branford River and Long Island Sound. Authorities say Atlantic Wire’s discharges caused the deaths of hundreds of crabs in September 2007.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com