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Please take a look at the headlines. Today is a day you can actually DO something to help the environment. A day when the Headlines can ACTUALLY HELP you to take action — to protect Long Island Sound, to protect nearly 600 acres of farmland, make the air we breathe better by supporting the re-purposing
Please support legislation to protect 575 acres of state-owned farmland in Lebanon known as Savin FarmMar 6th, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
This Friday, March 7, the Legislature’s Environment Committee will be holding a public hearing on House Bill 5419 – a bill that would permanently protect 575 acres of prime state-owned farmland in Lebanon known as the Savin Farm.
Branford’s first Town Meeting held on Sunday, March 2 was a great success. Our thanks go to the Blackstone Library for hosting the event and to the SOUND for its publicity. But most of all we thank those who attended. We hope that they were informed about the Shoreline Greenway Trail by our power point.
At noon, Gov. Malloy will join state and local officials for a ceremony at Wesleyan University in Middletown, where they will power up the first microgrid project to come online under the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s recently launched Microgrid Pilot Program. Microgrids provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a
What was once a hub solely for construction noises has now developed into a hub for social life. It’s home to multiple places like Moe’s and Mooyah, and has also gained traction in providing residence. All of the 300 apartments built so far in the first phase are leased, according to the Hartford Courant, and
“America’s children are at risk of becoming the first generation in a century to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents.” – Dr. Philip Landrigan, Mt. Sinai Children’s Hospital This statement should be a wake-up call for all of us. Today babies are born with, on average, more than 200 industrial chemicals in their
For the fifth consecutive year, the Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill to help hold accountable careless drivers who injure or kill pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorized “vulnerable users” of the state’s roads. Click for more info from BikeWalkConnecticut.
A note from Nancy Alderman at Environment and Human Health Inc. Robert Klee, the new Commissioner of the CT DEEP has turned down the legal petition from The American Lung Association, Northeast, The Sierra Club, CT, and Environment and Human Health, Inc. that asked the DEEP to set wood smoke air standards for the state.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment spoke at a technical meeting March 5 regarding Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P) tree-trimming plan, hosted by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). The meeting, as well as a public information session this evening and a similar event March 6 in United Illuminating’s (UI) service territory, are part of an effort by PURA to gather public input and expert advice on the electrical utilities’ controversial proposals.
The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities support CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice asks for testimony in support of re-purposing CRRA’s trash incinerator in Hartford. It has a good chance of passing and it would make a significant improvement in Hartford’s air quality as well as help move the state toward zero waste. Please read the email below and testify in support. They are partnering with Toxics Action and CT PIRG. Please click on this Environmental Headline and contact Joe Wasserman (information at the bottom of the story) if you have any questions.
You may also submit testimony and comments in support of the Blue Plan Advisory Committee via email to ENV.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8 a.m. on Friday. You can use model testimony as a guide. (click for more information.) Sign-up for speaking at the hearing will begin at 11 a.m. in the LOB atrium. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.
Given the $3.6 billion it would take to bring Metro-North’s New Haven Line into a state of good repair, Connecticut must change its Constitution to prevent transportation funds from being used for other purposes, state Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, said Wednesday. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Martin Cassidy at the Stamford Advocate.
As a part of the ongoing CDC-funded Integrated Tick Management study in Redding, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station conducted helicopter aerial deer surveys of four square miles in February 2013 and six square miles in January 2014. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from the Redding Pilot online.
Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his proposed national budget for fiscal year 2015, and it includes a smorgasbord of efforts on climate issues. “We know that future generations will continue to deal with the effects of a warming planet,” the President said yesterday in a speech introducing the budget. The $3.9 trillion document allocates about $1
A Singapore-based company has agreed to pay a $1.2 million fine for violating a pollution law. Federal authorities said Tuesday that Odfjell Asia II Pte Ltd. and one of its senior crew members pleaded guilty Monday in Hartford for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. For more on this story, visit: Singapore company
As part of the three-year agreement, organic waste from Lake Compounce will be processed at a new organics recycling facility to be built by Turning Earth in Central Connecticut. Covanta will provide education and training for Lake Compounce employees in the proper methods for source-separating organics.
In its annual report the restaurant chain listed drought and changes in global weather patterns as risk factors to its business. (Ed. note: I hope their margaritas aren’t affected because Chipotle in New Haven is the site of this month’s New Haven Green Drinks from 6-8 p.m. March 19.) For more on this story, visit:
The intent is to preserve the fund for the use by the Transportation Department, which is under pressure with troubles on Metro-North Railroad and the state’s congested highways. The fund is used to finance debt on transportation projects.