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Rally at Rippowam: Stamford residents gather to demand bike lanes on High Ridge Road

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Stamford students and teachers join call for better cycling and walking conditions.



Energize Connecticut announces student contest winners

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co., announced the winners of its 10th annual eesmarts Student Contest during a ceremony held at the state Capitol on June 5. The contest gives Connecticut students in kindergarten through 12th grades the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable

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Jun 17th, 2014 | By

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Flooding closes streets in New Haven area; creates manhole ‘geyser’

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Cars and pedestrians were stranded by flooded streets, water streamed out of overflowing manholes and at least one large tree was knocked down when downpours hit the city Friday. Most of the floodwaters had receded from streets by 2:30 p.m. and the sun came out. For more on this story, visit: Flooding closes streets in

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Purple Martin Hatchlings at Sherwood Island

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Milan Bull, our senior director of science and education, has been working with Friends of Sherwood Island to establish a colony this year at Sherwood Island State Park, on the shores of Long Island Sound. The colony is succeeding!



Residents speak out against zoning change along river in New Hartford

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Siting and constructing an industrial park next to the pristine and magnificent wild and scenic Farmington River raises the potential for polluting runoff, toxic air emissions, and noise and odor pollution into this spectacular Connecticut resource [June 12, Connecticut, "New Hartford OKs Zoning Change"]. If this immoral choice wins, Satan’s Kingdom will have earned its

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Governor Malloy Signs Fracking Waste Moratorium into Law

Jun 14th, 2014 | By
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Citizens Campaign for the Environment is applauding Gov. Dannell P. Malloy for signing Public Act 14-200 into law, which enacts a three year moratorium on toxic fracking waste in Connecticut. The legislation was passed with strong bi-partisan support in the House and Senate, and saw an outpouring of grassroots support across the state. In total, activists generated over 7,850 signatures and more than 3,250 hand written letters from the public to elected officials in favor of a ban on fracking waste in 2014.



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Jun 13th, 2014 | By

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Martin Ping: ‘Soil, Soul and Society: A Love Story in Three Movements’

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Interview with Martin Ping, executive director of the Hawthorne Valley Association in New York’s Hudson Valley, conducted by Melinda Tuhus The fourth annual Slow Living Summit took place this year in Brattleboro, Vermont, June 4 through 6. Among the keynote speakers was Martin Ping, executive director of the Hawthorne Valley Association in Ghent, New York.

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Jun 12th, 2014 | By

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Great Benefits From Deep Carbon Cuts by John D. Calandrelli

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Power plants are responsible for much of this country’s air pollution that threatens our climate and the health of Connecticut residents. Fortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the “Clean Power Plan” [June 3, Page 1, "EPA Seeks 30% Cut In Carbon Output"]. For more on this story, visit: Great Benefits From Deep Carbon Cuts

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Transit funding a political battle in Connecticut

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

A broken railroad bridge in Connecticut that snarled the commutes for hundreds of thousands twice in eight days recently has become the latest flashpoint in a political fight over transportation funding. The practice by lawmakers and previous governors to use the transportation fund — and other dedicated funds such as those for energy conservation and

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The fight over liquefied natural gas

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

The fight over liquefied natural gas for so many years was where and how to bring it into the United States. Now the fight is over where and whether to ship it out. Boston was at the epicenter of the earlier skirmishes. The Everett LNG terminal is the only one that unloads the highly explosive

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Malloy chose busway but railroad may do him in

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Governor Malloy’s prospects for a second term may be determined by how many more times before Nov. 4 that troublesome 118-year-old railroad drawbridge in Norwalk malfunctions and stops traffic on the busiest commuter rail line in the country, Metro-North. Accidents and other breakdowns on Metro-North in the last year have discredited state government more than

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Clean water legislation going to vote in state Senate, Assembly

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

After an up-Island assemblyman recently pitched a clean water bill creating a timeline for improving wastewater treatment systems, matching legislation has been proposed in the state Senate, potentially clearing the way for sweeping water quality reform in Albany before the end of next week. If signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the bill stands

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Bridgeport Plans to Reopen Pleasure Beach

Jun 10th, 2014 | By
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Pleasure Beach occupies 71 acres on a peninsula shared by Bridgeport and the neighboring town of Stratford. The only way to reach the beach is by boat or hiking along a two-mile sandspit that connects Pleasure Beach to Stratford.



Plan Would Cut New Haven Sewage Overflow By 75%

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Officials from the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) detailed that plan in a public meeting Thursday night at Truman School. The plan aims to reduce the amount of storm and waste water by 75 percent by filling sewer pipes to capacity.



Failure Of Century-Old Rail Bridge Inexcusable

Jun 10th, 2014 | By
The Walk Bridge railroad bridge over the Norwalk River in 2007. (wikimedia commons)

The Walk Bridge, a movable bridge over the Norwalk River, opened 271 times in 2013 and failed to operate properly on 16 of those openings. Now it has failed twice in the past two weeks — most recently on Friday — stranding passengers and generally interrupting commerce in the nation’s busiest rail corridor. Leaders of Third-World countries wouldn’t stand for this.



Hikers enlist in cause of saving Oswegatchie Hills

Jun 10th, 2014 | By
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A rare coastal forest similar to the 1,000 acres in Old Saybrook known as The Preserve, Oswegatchie Hills is also deserving of the state’s help in finally securing its future as protected land.



Malloy Vetoes Tree Trimming, Limits on Elderly Tax Credits

Jun 10th, 2014 | By
An area along I-91 that has seen the effects of tree-cutting and chipping. (photo: cjzurcher)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed two bills Monday, including legislation making property owners liable for removing trees that fall into their neighbor’s property. Malloy said the bill could see healthy trees felled unnecessarily.