Archive for August 2009

Franklin site favorable for landfill, CRRA says – Norwich Bulletin

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Franklin site favorable for landfill, CRRA says – Norwich Bulletin: “Franklin, Conn. — The site of a proposed ash landfill in Franklin does not have enough groundwater to provide a municipal drinking supply, and therefore could be used as a landfill, the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority said Monday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Brownfields Forever | Fairfield County Weekly

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Brownfields Forever | Fairfield County Weekly: “Bridgeport has loads of contaminated industrial sites that defy development, but city officials are diligently chipping away at the challenge of making them useful again” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Federal regulators to review Conn. power complaint – Forbes.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Federal regulators to review Conn. power complaint – Forbes.com: “HARTFORD, Conn. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to hear Connecticut’s complaint that two energy companies received more than $50 million for electricity that was never delivered, the state said Tuesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



‘Peak Oil’ Is a Waste of Energy – NYTimes.com

Aug 26th, 2009 | By

Op-Ed Contributor – ‘Peak Oil’ Is a Waste of Energy – NYTimes.com: Michael Lynch, an energy consultant, and the former director for Asian energy and security at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argues that “we can’t let the false threat of disappearing oil lead the government to throw money

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CRRA To Pursue Ash Landfill In Franklin — Courant.com

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

CRRA To Pursue Ash Landfill In Franklin — Courant.com: “The state’s largest trash agency will proceed with plans to build an ash landfill in Franklin despite opposition from area residents, environmental groups, legislators and the governor.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Stamford Mayoral Candidate David Martin to be at GreenDrinks | CT Environmental Headlines

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

Stamford Mayoral Candidate David Martin to be at GreenDrinks | CT Environmental Headlines: Meet Stamford Mayoral Candidate David Martin at Stamford GreenDrinks from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at the Stamford Marriott, 243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, Connecticut. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Green Market Exposition Oct. 21 | greenmarketexposition.org

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

Event: Green Market Exposition Oct. 21, Bridgeport | greenmarketexposition.org: “Please Join Us In Bridgeport beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 to celebrate an emerging green collar economy. The Green Market Exposition is an annual community event which provides support, information and resources for sustainable living for residents of Bridgeport and surrounding Fairfield County communities,

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BREAKING: Top UN Scientist Endorses 350! | 350.org

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

BREAKING: Top UN Scientist Endorses 350! | 350.org: “We’ve had many breakthroughs in the 350 campaign in the last 18 months, but maybe none as important as today. Rajendra Pachauri, the U.N’s top climate scientist, said in an interview today that 350 was the bottom line for the planet. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Federal Energy Regulators to Hear Connecticut Complaint Regarding Undelivered Electricity | Gov. M. Jodi Rell

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

Governor Rell: Federal Energy Regulators to Hear State’s Complaint Regarding Undelivered Electricity | Gov. M. Jodi Rell: Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has confirmed it will investigate the state’s complaint that two energy companies that received more than $50 million in ratepayer money to provide power never

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Event: Free open house of ocean-going research vessel ‘Bold’ Thursday at Fort Trumbull State Park, New London | CT Environmental Headlines

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

EPA and DEP offer free open house at Ocean-Going Research Vessel ‘Bold’ Thursday of at Fort Trumbull State Park, New London | CT Environmental Headlines: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection are offering the public a free open house tour of EPA’s Ocean Research Vessel “Bold,” 10 a.m. –

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Finally, a rail plan for New England – The Boston Globe

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

Finally, a rail plan for New England – The Boston Globe: “Earlier this month top transportation officials of the six New England states endorsed an ambitious regional rail plan that will give New England the opportunity to compete for federal stimulus funds as well as the $8 billion the president and Congress already have committed

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New York: EPA Orders Village of Port Chester, N.Y. to Fix the Way it Handles Stormwater; Comply with Clean Water Act | US EPA

Aug 25th, 2009 | By

EPA Orders Village of Port Chester, N.Y. to Fix the Way it Handles Stormwater; Comply with Clean Water Act | US EPA: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered the village of Port Chester, N.Y. to improve the way it handles run-off from rainwater and correct violations of the federal Clean Water Act after

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Event: 82nd Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference | weftec.org

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

82nd Annual Water Environment FederationTechnical Exhibition and Conference | weftec.org : “Orange County Convention CenterOrlando, Florida, Oct. 10-14, 2009, Exhibition: October 12-14, 2009. This is the largest water quality event in North America. The latest in water quality research, technology and services will be on display at WEFTEC.09. WEFTEC offers the best water quality education

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EU: Airlines must join emissions trading plan or face penalty – USATODAY.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

EU: Airlines must join emissions trading plan or face penalty – USATODAY.com: “BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly 4,000 commercial airlines, business jet operators and air forces from around the world will have to join the European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading plan by 2012 or be penalized when flying to the continent, the EU said Saturday.”

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‘Wetlands of International Importance’ key to Niantic River | TheDay.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

'Wetlands of International Importance' key to Niantic River | TheDay.com: “You can’t cure the Niantic River without addressing the watershed that feeds into it. The Department of Environmental Protection is working on it, with the towns, and help is on the way. We will be part of that. The East Lyme/Niantic Land Conservation Trust is

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Water supply safe after dumping – The Bristol Press

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Water supply safe after dumping – The Bristol Press: “BRISTOL — The city’s water supply was not impacted by the massive illegal dumping of barrels of oily waste last weekend, Water Superintendent Robert Longo said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Clinton aims to make schools, buses greener – The New Haven Register

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Clinton aims to make schools, buses greener – The New Haven Register: “CLINTON — In the first major “greening” of town operations, the Morgan School may get part of its electricity from the sun and school buses may be partially fueled by soybean oil.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business: Turbine work to begin – The Register Citizen

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

Turbine work to begin – The Register Citizen: “Workers from Optiwind, the Torrington-based company building the turbine, recently finished three weeks of work on a foundation for the structure.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: CRRA officials to speak about landfill Monday – Norwich Bulletin

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

CRRA officials to speak about landfill Monday – Norwich Bulletin: “The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority will brief the media Monday afternoon about its plans for an ash landfill in Franklin.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



No green light for outfit that handles organics – The New Haven Register

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

No green light for outfit that handles organics – The New Haven Register: “MILFORD — The expansion of a company near the Housatonic River that turns organic materials into soil and mulch has been blocked by the Planning and Zoning Board. The PZB recently denied without prejudice Greencycle-Grillo’s application because the plan to expand onto

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