Archive for April 2009

Groups: Federal Transit Aid Right for Connecticut, Nation « Mobilizing the Region

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Groups: Federal Transit Aid Right for Connecticut, Nation « Mobilizing the Region: “With transit riders across the country facing fare increases and service cuts, and with transit agencies preparing to lay off thousands of workers, many are asking Congress to take another look at authorizing operating aid to transit agencies.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Best and the rest of the past week – The Connecticut Post Online

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Best and the rest of the past week – The Connecticut Post Online: “Thumbs down to pet owners who lack common courtesy. The Derby Board of Aldermen last week narrowly defeated a motion to ban dogs from the city’s greenway.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



House passes chronic Lyme disease bill – The Connecticut Post Online

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

House passes chronic Lyme disease bill – The Connecticut Post Online: “HARTFORD — Since 1997, Kent Haydock has led efforts to manage Darien’s deer population and stop the spread of tick-borne Lyme disease. Having known several people who suffered from the illness, and having been treated for it twice himself, he cannot believe there is

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Connecticut House approves Lyme disease bill | wtnh.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Connecticut House approves Lyme disease bill | wtnh.com: “Hartford (WTNH) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill designed to give doctors a freer hand in prescribing for Lyme disease.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Connecticut House unanimously approves chronic Lyme treatment – Greenwich Time

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Connecticut House unanimously approves chronic Lyme treatment – Greenwich Time: “HARTFORD – The House of Representatives in a unanimous vote Thursday afternoon took what will likely be viewed as a nationally recognized stand in the heated debate over the existence of chronic Lyme disease.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Bill Encouraging Brownfields Remediation Moves Forward in Legislature | State Sen. Anthony J. Musto

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Bill Encouraging Brownfields Remediation Moves Forward in Legislature: Bipartisan bill approved unanimously by three committees | State Sen. Anthony J. Musto: “State Senator Anthony Musto (D-Trumbull) praised the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee for its favorable vote Monday on legislation that would promote greater brownfields remediation in Connecticut. He urged members of the state House of

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African-American Affairs Commission invites you to attend their Tenth Annual Classic Awards May 1, 2009 | cga.ct.gov/aaac

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

African-American Affairs Commission invites you to attend their Tenth Annual Classic Awards May 1, 2009 | cga.ct.gov/aaac: “The Annual AAAC Classic Awards gives us a rare opportunity to acknowledge the contributions, achievements, and service of individuals who are not often recognized for their efforts and positive impact on our communities. The 2009 Classic Awards will

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New CTEarthnet.org report details progress of environmental bills in the 2009 Connecticut legislative session | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

New CTEarthnet.org report details progress of environmental bills in the 2009 Connecticut legislative session | CT Environmental Headlines: With little more than a month to go in the 2009 Connecticut state legislative session, insight into how lawmakers are likely to vote on a wide range of environmental issues coming to the floor can be gained

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Air Pollution Endangers Lives of Six in 10 Americans | Green Business | Reuters

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Air Pollution Endangers Lives of Six in 10 Americans | Green Business | Reuters: “WASHINGTON, DC – Six out of every 10 Americans – 186.1 million people – live in areas where air pollution endangers lives, according to the 10th annual American Lung Association State of the Air report released today. Breathing polluted air can

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Business: Mercury Solar Systems completes several projects | Solar Industry

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Business: Mercury Solar Systems completes several projects | Solar Industry: “Recent commercial solar installations include a 200 kW system at HoneyCell Inc. in Shelton, Conn. The company says this installation is the first commercial solar system in Shelton. In addition, an 85.5 kW system at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien is the first solar

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Funding on track for Bristol rail story – The Bristol Press

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Funding on track for Bristol rail story – The Bristol Press: “HARTFORD — State lawmakers say they’ve managed to squirrel away $250,000 in a bonding measure that would pay for a study about the potential for commuter rail service for Bristol and New Britain.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Harwinton getting $41K for green projects – The Register Citizen

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Harwinton getting $41K for green projects – The Register Citizen: “HARWINTON — The town is scheduled to receive $41,111 from the federal stimulus package for energy efficient projects to upgrade public buildings in more environmentally efficient ways, First Selectman Frank Chiaramonte said Wednesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Torrington to offer single-stream recycling – The Register Citizen

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Torrington to offer single-stream recycling – The Register Citizen: “Starting July, city residents will be able to throw a majority of their solid waste into a 95-gallon bin outside their homes.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Time to play – naturally – The New Britain Herald

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Time to play – naturally – The New Britain Herald: “NEW BRITAIN — The weather was perfect Monday for the opening of the NatureScape at Jefferson Elementary School. The NatureScape is a playscape made entirely of natural materials.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Transportation officials hear public on return of tolls – The New Haven Register

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Transportation officials hear public on return of tolls – The New Haven Register: “NEW HAVEN — With the state’s budget crisis looming, officials from the Transportation Safety Board met Wednesday to hear public comment on the possibility of reintroducing tolls on Connecticut’s highways.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Study: $50B need to fix aging rail transit systems | by Joan Lowy of The AP via www.MyRecordJournal.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Study: $50B need to fix aging rail transit systems | by Joan Lowy of The AP via www.MyRecordJournal.com: “WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of the trains, equipment and facilities of the nation’s seven largest rail transit agencies are near the end of their useful life or past that point, the government said Thursday. Many

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Meriden Police Dept. looks at system to reduce fuel usage | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Meriden Police Dept. looks at system to reduce fuel usage | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “MERIDEN – It can be difficult for police to look for cost savings when the job runs nonstop, but a new fuel reduction system available for police cruisers could help make Meriden’s fleet greener this summer.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Fourth graders plant future forest | Berlin Citizen

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Fourth graders plant future forest | Berlin Citizen: “The Berlin Kiwanis Club distributed Austrian pine seedlings to more than 300 students and teachers during its annual Arbor Day event April 24.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Efforts to Reverse Rule on Mountaintop Mining Debris – NYTimes.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Efforts to Reverse Rule on Mountaintop Mining Debris – NYTimes.com: “The Obama administration stepped up efforts to reverse a rule adopted late in the Bush administration that makes it easier for companies to deposit debris from mountaintop coal mining near streams.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Hillary Clinton Says U.S. Is Ready to Lead on Climate – NYTimes.com

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Hillary Clinton Says U.S. Is Ready to Lead on Climate – NYTimes.com: “WASHINGTON — After eight years largely on the sidelines of the international policy debate on climate change, the United States is prepared to lead negotiations toward a new global warming treaty, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com