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Trails for the Merritt? State might honor the ‘park’ in Parkway

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The public hearings and trail study are only the beginning of what could be a lengthy process. If the trail gets the nod after the study is completed and public input is analyzed, funding will be the next step, with a mix of state and federal dollars being essential to complete the project. For more

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People’s Climate March… Voices Heard?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Environmental Headlines editor Christopher Zurcher wearing his Environmental Headlines hat and t-shirt (x-larges available, and other sizes probably too, just inquire) and partner Rachel Heerema stand on Central Park West approaching the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014.

Many of us participated in the inspiring People’s Climate March on 9/21/2014 in New York City. Marchers represented a wide variety of religious, educational, environmental, energy, social justice, peace, health, labor, cultural and other organizations. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the climate march.



Gov. Malloy Announces Plans to Create Connecticut’s First Shoreline State Park in Over 50 Years in Waterford

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced plans to turn the approximately 32-acre property in Waterford commonly known as “Seaside” into the Connecticut’s first shoreline state park in over 50 years. Converting the property, which borders Long Island Sound, into a state park will preserve the grounds while also maintaining public access to the beautiful shoreline,

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The Quinnipiac Chronicle More than just a mountain: our community’s peak

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

While many universities need to provide trips to a mall or a pool, Sleeping Giant State Park provides the Quinnipiac campus with many opportunities to have fun within walking distance. For more on this story, visit: The Quinnipiac Chronicle More than just a mountain: our community’s peak | The Quinnipiac Chronicle.



CL & P Needs Common Sense Approach to Request for Increase  

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

Citing the need for infrastructure improvements, Connecticut Light & Power Co. has asked for a 59 percent increase in its fixed monthly service fee and another increase in its rate of return on investment. In addition, CL&P wants a 45 percent increase in the fixed fee it charges for small business customers regardless of how

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LNG: New England’s rare importer pushes gas to stave off region’s power pinch — Thursday, October 2, 2014 — www.eenews.net

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The operator of one of the country’s only working liquefied natural gas import terminals claims to have an answer to the notorious and complex electricity needs plaguing New England: more LNG. For more on this story, visit: LNG: New England’s rare importer pushes gas to stave off region’s power pinch — Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Oil spill cleanup planned at New Haven’s former English Station power plant

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The Coast Guard is preparing for an environmental cleanup inside the former English Station power plant after oil from the facility apparently went into the Mill River last month.



Groton group, Pfizer volunteers plant greenway

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The Groton Open Space Association, with the help of about 90 Pfizer Inc. volunteers, coordinated the planting Thursday of nearly 800 native species in an attempt to reclaim a former dumping ground off Lambtown Road and make it part of an extensive greenway to protect wildlife habitat in southeastern Connecticut. For more on this story,

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Threat To Mill River Declared

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

As to the “substantial threat”: in recent history multiple sheens have been observed on the Mill River and that the oil on the property is known to be “uncontrolled.” “Even a drop is substantial and the Coast Guard takes seriously any amount. We want to get on the river and clean [it up].” For more

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A new shoreline state park is coming

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced plans to turn the approximately 32-acre property in Waterford commonly known as “Seaside” into the Connecticut’s first shoreline state park in over 50 years. Converting the property, which borders Long Island Sound, into a state park will preserve the grounds while also maintaining public access to the beautiful shoreline,

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CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Middletown’s plans to redevelop parts of its riverfront land on the Connecticut River will benefit from $2.6 million in state funds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Monday. For more on this story, visit: CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development | HartfordBusiness.com.



Preston report focuses on town’s future

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Nearly two years of work by the town planning staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission along with input from all boards and commissions as well as residents has resulted in a draft Plan of Conservation and Development ready to be reviewed by the public. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Preston

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Hackett on Politics: Choices, and a test, on the ballot

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

In the 2012 presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein did not qualify for Connecticut’s ballot and was forced to run as a write-in candidate. According to the secretary of the state’s office, the Stein/Cheri Honkala ticket received 863 votes. But according to the Mike DeRosa, one of the leaders of Connecticut’s Green Party, that’s

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State Probing Millstone Water Dumped Into Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than two billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island Sound from Connecticut’s nuclear plant.



EHHI submits comments on proposed Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Environment and Human Health, Inc. submits comments on CT DEEP’s proposed** Remediation Standard Regulations for Evaluation of Risk-Based Decision Making The CT DEEP puts forth the following proposals and Environment and Human Health, Inc.’s comments on each of the proposals: 1. This proposal reassigns the risk assessment to DEEP from the Department of Public Health.

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Will Massive People’s Climate March Launch a Movement that Can Challenge Corporate Power?

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
There were people, aka climate marchers, as far as the eye could see looking north up Central Park West in New York City during the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.



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Sep 27th, 2014 | By

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NRC As signs New Resident Inspector to Millstone Nuclear Plant

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Louis McKown as the NRC Resident Inspector at Millstone Station in Waterford, Conn. He joins Senior Resident Inspector Jo Ambrosini and Resident Inspector Brian Haagensen at the plant, which is operated by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. For more on this story, visit: 14-036.i.pdf.1



Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

James L. Goodwin left more to the people of Connecticut than trees and ponds at his beloved Pine Acres Farm in 1964. As the 50th Anniversary celebration unfolded on September 14th the sunny skies and gentle breezes brought 200 smiling faces to the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and the James L. Goodwin State Forest.

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Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

After a long battle with Yale’s administration, some New Haven residents are still questioning the University’s use of pesticides, which they said have infiltrated surrounding neighborhoods. Laura Cahn, who lives on Cleveland Avenue bordering Yale’s athletic fields, has been leading efforts against the University’s pesticide use for several years. Cahn said that in the past

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