Archive for April 2009

Huge Battle Over Unclaimed Nickel Deposits on Bottles, Cans – Capitol Watch

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Huge Battle Over Unclaimed Nickel Deposits on Bottles, Cans – Capitol Watch: “Saying the law is unconstitutional, 12 Connecticut beverage distributors are seeking an injunction in Superior Court to block the retroactive seizure of unclaimed nickel deposits that the state is seeking to collect.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: Business costs a taxing concern | Journal Inquirer

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Business costs a taxing concern | Journal Inquirer: “At the state Capitol Monday, executives from Connecticut’s biopharmaceutical, fuel-cell, high-tech manufacturing, and other technology companies, along with two business groups, complained that proposals from the legislature’s Finance Committee cutting corporate tax credits will cost jobs and business investment.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: NJ Transit Robs Peter to Pay Paul, While Trenton Plans More Cuts « Mobilizing the Region

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

NJ Transit Robs Peter to Pay Paul, While Trenton Plans More Cuts « Mobilizing the Region: “NJ Transit’s operating budget is funded by three main sources: fares ($755 million in the current, fiscal year 2009 budget), state aid ($358M), and transfers from its capital budget ($356M). And Gov. Corzine’s proposed budget will cut state aid

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Two Probable Swine Flu Cases in Connecticut Sent to CDC for Testing | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Two Probable Swine Flu Cases Sent to CDC for Testing: Gov. M. Jodi Rell Says State Taking Every Action to Slow Potential Spread of Disease | CT Environmental Headlines: Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that while Connecticut still has no confirmed cases of swine flu, two probable cases have been identified and samples

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Don’t fertilize before a rain storm — Today’s environmental tip | US EPA

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Don’t fertilize before a rain storm — Today’s environmental tip | US EPA: Your fertilizer – along with your money – can just wash off your lawn and down the storm drain. Fertilizer runoff can pollute rivers, lakes, and bays, and cause problems in recreational areas or fishing grounds. Check the weather forecast before you

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Small steps for women in a green economy | northwestern.edu

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Small steps for women in a green economy | northwestern.edu: “WASHINGTON—The Department of Labor addressed for the first time this week the difficulty women face in becoming part of a greener U.S. economy.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Defunct Atlantic Wire Off Hook In Pollution Case — Courant.com

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Defunct Atlantic Wire Off Hook In Pollution Case — Courant.com: “The criminal case against a shoreline wire manufacturing company that polluted the Branford River came to a conclusion Monday, but state and federal officials are still investigating individuals associated with the former Atlantic Wire Co. who may have played a role in the toxic dumping.”

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Event: Connecticut Breast Health Initiative to host annual ‘CT Race In the Park’ | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

CT Breast Health Initiative to host annual ‘CT Race In the Park’: Thousands expected to attend the annual Mother’s Day tradition | CT Environmental Headlines: The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) will host its largest annual event and fundraiser, the CT RACE IN THE PARK, on Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 9, 2009, in New

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Osprey Nesting Platform Installation by New Haven Land Trust at Morris Creek Nature Preserve | Picasa Web Photos

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Osprey Nesting Platform Installation at Morris Creek Nature Preserve | Picasa Web Photos: Helped by about a dozen volunteers the New Haven Land Trust has erected a new osprey nesting platform today, Sunday April 26th at 10 am. The new nesting platform is in the Land Trust’s Morris Creek Preserve. This platform was made possible

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Public shows its support for reducing plastic bag pollution; Bill makes headway | Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Public shows its support for reducing plastic bag pollution: More than 1,500 people Signed a Petition Supporting the Reusable Bag Promotion Act | Citizens Campaign for the Environment: Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) has found overwhelming support for the Reusable Bag Promotion Act (HB5215) and has collected 1,570 signatures on a petition urging the

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Editorial: Electric hybrids lack the grid to recharge – The Middletown Press

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Editorial: Electric hybrids lack the grid to recharge – The Middletown Press: “The technology for electric vehicles is at virtually the same place it was during their heyday in America a century ago. They are more expensive than gasoline-powered cars, the batteries take up trunk space, their range is limited and new owners have to

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Clean Energy Fund Loans Money To Wood-To-Energy Project — Courant.com

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Clean Energy Fund Loans Money To Wood-To-Energy Project — Courant.com: “The board of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund voted 9-3 Monday to loan $500,000 to a controversial wood-to-energy project in Plainfield.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



MDC Says Water Is Safe To Drink — Courant.com

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

MDC Says Water Is Safe To Drink — Courant.com: “The Metropolitan District Commission lifted the six-day-long advisory on drinking water Monday and acknowledged that the filters at the reservoir in question are out of date and in need of repair.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: N.Y. incentives make solar power practical – The Saratogian

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

N.Y. incentives make solar power practical – The Saratogian: “Scott Rakowski, regional manager of Alteris Renewables, a Connecticut-based company that installs renewable energy sources across the Northeast, said that the financial incentives for homeowners and business owners in New York interested in installing solar panels are too good to pass up.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Obama vows major investment in science – The Boston Globe

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Obama vows major investment in science – The Boston Globe: “WASHINGTON – President Obama promised a new era of science and technology for the nation, telling the National Academy of Sciences yesterday that he wants to devote more funds to research and development.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Norwich sixth-graders release young trout they raised from eggs – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Norwich sixth-graders release young trout they raised from eggs – Norwich Bulletin: “Norwich, Conn. — Sixth-grade students from Teachers’ Memorial Middle School released juvenile trout into the Yantic River Monday in Bozrah. The students have been participating in the Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program. During the six-month project, they

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Should landfill go in Franklin? Voters can weigh in Thursday – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Should landfill go in Franklin? Voters can weigh in Thursday – Norwich Bulletin: “Ballots will be cast between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Town Hall on an ash landfill concept presented by the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. A landfill of 90 acres to 150 acres has been proposed for as many as 500 acres

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Region: Invasive algae found in third water body — Times Union

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Invasive algae found in third water body — Times Union: “SHANDAKEN — Another of the state’s premier trout streams now contains an invasive algae with the unappealing nickname of ‘rock snot,’ according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Statement of attorney general, environmental fund on Yale Farm withdrawal | The Republican-American

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Statement of attorney general, environmental fund on Yale Farm withdrawal | The Republican-American: “Text of statement Monday by state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal: This victory is huge and historic for environmental values and citizens, preserving a pristine and precious natural treasure from dangerous development. I am delighted by the decision to do the right thing

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Yale Farm plan dropped | The Republican-American

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Yale Farm plan dropped | The Republican-American: “After seven years of locking horns with Connecticut environmentalists and nearby property owners, Yale Farm on Monday abandoned its ambitious plan to build a luxury golf course on a vast tract of pristine property in Canaan and Norfolk.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com