Archive for June 2009

EPA Ruling Opens Door For Connecticut’s Own Emission Standards – Courant.com

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EPA Ruling Opens Door For Connecticut's Own Emission Standards – Courant.com: “Connecticut officials praised Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow California to impose stringent regulations on greenhouse gas pollution from cars. The decision will allow other states, including Connecticut, to follow suit.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Conservation commission says city property shouldn’t be sold – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Conservation commission says city property shouldn't be sold – The Connecticut Post Online: “SHELTON – The proposal to sell a portion of city-owned open space on Soundview Avenue isn’t going over well with two city commissions.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



EPA approves California pollution rule | The Associated Press

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

EPA approves California pollution rule | By H. Josef Hebert, The Associated Press: “WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step toward tougher reductions in greenhouse gas emission from cars and trucks Tuesday by giving California the green light to impose new requirements that could become the national model for combatting tailpipe

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New Measures to Aid Solar on Public Lands – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

New Measures to Aid Solar on Public Lands – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com: “Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced measures on Monday to hasten the development of solar energy on Western public lands.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Save the Sound Awarded $1.5M Federal Stimulus Grant for Projects | CT Environmental Headlines

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Save the Sound Awarded $1.5M Federal Stimulus Grant for Projects: Marsh Restoration to Begin at Rocky Neck and in New Haven | CT Environmental Headlines: NEW HAVEN — Save the Sound and members of the state’s Congressional delegation were pleased to receive news today that two salt marsh restoration projects coordinated by Save the Sound

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Governor Rell Applauds EPA Approval of California Auto Emissions Standards | CT Environmental Headlines

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Connecticut Governor Rell Applauds EPA Approval of California Auto Emissions Standards: Action Allows Stricter Standards for Vehicles Sold in Connecticut | CT Environmental Headlines: Gov. M. Jodi Rell today hailed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to approve California’s request for stricter greenhouse gas emission standards for motor vehicles, calling the decision an important step

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EPA Proposes Stronger Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide / The agency aims to reduce respiratory illness including asthma | US EPA

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

EPA Proposes Stronger Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide / The agency aims to reduce respiratory illness including asthma | US EPA: “WASHINGTON – For the first time in more than 35 years, EPA has proposed to strengthen the nation’s nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air quality standard that protects public health. The proposed changes reflect the

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Open space OK, but at what cost? – The Register Citizen

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Open space OK, but at what cost? – The Register Citizen: “HARWINTON — The mes­sage presented to town officials on June 23 was that a plan to purchase a key piece of open space may have merit, but the price tag needs to be scrutinized, given the current real estate market.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Committee making progress on conservation plan – The Register Citizen

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Committee making progress on conservation plan – The Register Citizen: “WINSTED — The Winchester Plan of Conservation and Development Subcommittee reports that it is making progress updating the town’s plan of conservation and development.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Still River Greenway funding approved – The Register Citizen

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Still River Greenway funding approved – The Register Citizen: “TORRINGTON — On Monday, City Council unanimously approved the authorization of funding for the Still River Greenway.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Wilderness-Wellness Weekend hits Barkhamsted – The Register Citizen News

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Wilderness-Wellness Weekend hits Barkhamsted – The Register Citizen News: “RIVERTON — Merchants, residents and officials are preparing to attract visitors to their shops and eateries, by holding a variety of events in this Barkhamsted neighborhood from July 10 to July 12.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Owner: Fire at Beaumont Farm ‘puts us out of the straw business’ | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Owner: Fire at Beaumont Farm 'puts us out of the straw business' | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “WALLINGFORD – A morning fire in a temporary greenhouse at Beaumont Farm Monday morning caused minimal damage to the farm, but left firefighters battling heat and humidity as they spent more than four hours extinguishing flames and preventing further flare-ups.” Provided

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Cogeneration Facilities Earn Energy Star Award for Significant Energy Savings | US EPA

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Cogeneration Facilities Earn Energy Star Award for Significant Energy Savings | US EPA: “Consolidated Edison CHP System of New York received an award for using a CHP system that produces up to 360 megawatts (MW) of electricity, enough to power most of Manhattan.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Himes praises energy bill – The Advocate

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Himes praises energy bill – The Advocate: “U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., believes the recently passed House bill placing limits on the pollution linked to global warming is long overdue.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Scientists: Dolphins’ local swim a good sign for LI — Newsday.com

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Scientists: Dolphins' local swim a good sign for LI — Newsday.com: “The bottlenose dolphins that swam into the Long Island Sound while they chased fish are a good sign that the Sound’s waters are clean and well stocked with herring, scientists said Monday. Some fishermen and scientists said it has been 30 or more years

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Wolves to Return to Endangered List – NYTimes.com

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Wolves to Return to Endangered List – NYTimes.com: “More than 4,000 gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region are going back on the federal endangered species list, at least temporarily. The Fish and Wildlife Service said it had erred by ending federal protection for wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin without having a public

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Obama Toughens Lighting Rules to Cut Energy Use – NYTimes.com

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Obama Toughens Lighting Rules to Cut Energy Use – NYTimes.com: “President Obama announced tougher energy efficiency requirements for certain types of fluorescent and incandescent lighting on Monday, the latest step in the administration’s push to cut the country’s energy use.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



EPA names locations of hazardous coal-ash piles – USATODAY.com

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

EPA names locations of hazardous coal-ash piles – USATODAY.com: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency disclosed the locations of 44 ‘high-hazard’ coal-ash piles in 10 states on Monday, after previously saying they were keeping the locations secret to prevent them from becoming targets of terrorism.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Breathing easier on artificial turf | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/30/2009

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Breathing easier on artificial turf | Philadelphia Inquirer: “Preliminary results of a new study by the Environmental Protection Agency may contain good news for field operators. The raw data shows there is no inhalation danger to children who play on various types of artificial fields and play surfaces, according to EPA spokesman Dale Kemery.” Still

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2 bald eagles hatched in Fairfield County – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

2 bald eagles hatched in Fairfield County – The Connecticut Post Online: “They don’t sport the distinctive white feathers on their heads. In fact, they don’t even fly yet, but the two eaglets discovered on Aquarion Water Co. property in Fairfield County are yet another sign of the return of the nation’s symbol to the

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