Archive for May 2009

Dominion responds to safety questions amid push for less oversight – NEI SmartBrief

May 28th, 2009 | By

Dominion responds to safety questions amid push for less oversight – NEI SmartBrief: “Dominion officials told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a recent hearing that the charging-pump system at its Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut, would continue to run smoothly if the company were subjected to less oversight.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: HerbFest of Connecticut 2009 – June 6, 2009 – Rain or Shine | CT Environmental Headlines

May 28th, 2009 | By

HerbFest CT – June 6, 2009 – Rain or Shine | CT Environmental Headlines: “9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2009 – Rain or Shine – The Connecticut Herb Association presents the 13th Annual Festival. A day of celebration and education honoring the many gifts provided by herbs at Pleasant View Farm, 452

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Falling milk prices called crisis for dairy farmers – Norwich Bulletin

May 28th, 2009 | By

Falling milk prices called crisis for dairy farmers – Norwich Bulletin: “Franklin, Conn. — Connecticut farmers turned out Wednesday to urge their congressman to help stem a fall in milk prices that’s pushing some local producers to the brink of closing.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Towns receive overdue payments from CRRA – The Register Citizen

May 28th, 2009 | By

Towns receive overdue payments from CRRA – The Register Citizen: “Many local communities will have money returned to them by a giant state utility that made a bad investment in the Enron Corporation and overcharged towns to recover their losses.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Contracts sought for plant – The Register Citizen

May 28th, 2009 | By

Contracts sought for plant – The Register Citizen: “The Water Pollution Control Authority will be entering into a new contract with the Connecticut Water Company to control the water system. This contract covers the operation of the pumping station and the wells. The town’s current contract with the Connecticut Water Company expires June 6.” Provided

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Historical Society hopes to save homes – The Middletown Press

May 28th, 2009 | By

Historical Society hopes to save homes – The Middletown Press: “PORTLAND — Two homes on the site of the proposed Town Place development that are threatened with demolition are important examples of mid-19th century architecture, according to the president of the historical society.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



‘Father of Green Chemistry’ Paul Anastas to Head EPA Research

May 28th, 2009 | By

‘Father of Green Chemistry’ Paul Anastas to Head EPA Research: “New Haven, Conn. — President Obama has nominated Paul Anastas, Yale’s Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment, to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Research and Development.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Most Polluted Ecosystems Can Recover, New Study Finds

May 28th, 2009 | By

Most Polluted Ecosystems Can Recover, New Study Finds: "New Haven, Conn. — Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cleanup or restoration, according to an analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Their findings appear today in

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They’re Putting The "Elm" Back In "Elm City" | New Haven Independent

May 28th, 2009 | By

They're Putting The "Elm" Back In "Elm City" | New Haven Independent: “Digging in a front yard on Bishop Street, Debbie Edwards and Rosita Murphy came away with five promising young specimens, furthering their mission to restore the meaning of New Haven’s nickname. Those young specimens are American elm seedlings, a surprisingly rare find in

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Gulf Beach tides in $6G tug of war over sand with Milford – The New Haven Register

May 28th, 2009 | By

Gulf Beach tides in $6G tug of war over sand with Milford – The New Haven Register: “For the sixth time in the past seven years, the city had to pay approximately $6,000 to replenish sand at Gulf Beach because tides and currents have taken sand from the eastern side by the snack stand and

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Business: Cheshire awards trash pact to local firm – The New Haven Register

May 28th, 2009 | By

Cheshire awards trash pact to local firm – The New Haven Register: “CHESHIRE — The Town Council voted 8-0 Wednesday night to award a five-year, $5.53 million contract to Cheshire-based AJ Waste Systems to haul away the community’s trash and recyclables.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Progress of Connecticut’s environmental legislation update as of May 28, 2009 | CT Earth Net

May 28th, 2009 | By

Progress of Connecticut’s environmental legislation update as of May 28, 2009 | CT Earth Net: A glance at the progress of environmental bills in the waning days of the 2009 state legislative session shows three bills signed by the governor and decisions about others upcoming. According to CGA records as of 5/27, SB-1020 Pesticide at

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Governors’ Energy And Climate Coalition Forms | North American Windpower

May 28th, 2009 | By

Governors' Energy And Climate Coalition Forms | North American Windpower: “The newly formed Governors’ Energy and Climate Coalition, representing 30 states and territories, has pledged to work with Congress to pass legislation that will address climate change and provide the nation with a comprehensive energy strategy. The bipartisan group of governors outlined two principles: support

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Groton City OKs bid for waterfront demolition | TheDay.com

May 28th, 2009 | By

Groton City OKs bid for waterfront demolition | TheDay.com: “Groton – The City of Groton has taken the first step toward clearing waterfront land on Thames Street for public use.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Trees get a reprieve: New London delays project for more study | TheDay.com

May 28th, 2009 | By

Trees get a reprieve: New London delays project for more study | TheDay.com: “New London – The City Council has delayed an infrastructure-improvement program that included repairing damaged sidewalks, installing new curbing and cutting down 125 trees on 10 miles of streets.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Planning Agency Considers Hartford Site For Bus Transit Center — Courant.com

May 28th, 2009 | By

Planning Agency Considers Hartford Site For Bus Transit Center — Courant.com: “HARTFORD – A parking lot just north of Union Station could become Hartford’s new bus transit center, a study by a regional planning agency suggests.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Metro-North Should Make More Room For Bikes — Courant.com

May 28th, 2009 | By

Metro-North Should Make More Room For Bikes — Courant.com: “To its credit, Metro-North has updated its policies to make it easier for peop le to take bicycles on the train. The railroad, for example, allows non-folding bicycles on more runs. Unfortunately, these runs are during hours that don’t coincide with the average commute.” Provided by

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Farmer’s Market To Run On Fridays Through October — Courant.com

May 28th, 2009 | By

Farmer's Market To Run On Fridays Through October — Courant.com: “CLINTON — – A farmer’s market, hosted by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the new Clinton Landing at 48 East Main St., starting May 29 and running every Friday through October from 3 to 6 p.m.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Aquifer rules under public spotlight (map) – Norwalk News – The Hour

May 28th, 2009 | By

Aquifer rules under public spotlight (map) – Norwalk News – The Hour: “Residents and property owners critiqued proposed regulations aimed at keeping Norwalk’s drinking water safe, during a public hearing at City Hall Wednesday night.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Mass transit agencies should work together – NewsTimes.com

May 28th, 2009 | By

Mass transit agencies should work together – NewsTimes.com: “Mass transit agencies should work together: If it is public policy to encourage mass transit and get us all out of our air-polluting, gas-wasting automobiles, here is a suggestion that might help.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com