Posts Tagged ‘ Blumenthal ’

Larson, Blumenthal call for improved fuel cell and hydrogen energy technology

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By

While visiting Fuel Cell Energy Inc. today in Torrington, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson and Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced they will introduce legislation aimed at improving fuel cell and hydrogen energy infrastructure and increasing federal incentives for the use of fuel cell technology to strengthen a growing industry and help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Blumenthal shelves idea for Long Island Sound National Marine Sanctuary

Jul 9th, 2012 | By

Senator joins rest of state delegation to find other ways to protect ‘a national treasure’ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has backed off a proposal to establish Long Island Sound as a National Marine Sanctuary, opting instead to join with the rest of the state’s congressional delegation in pursuing other means of enhancing protection of the

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LIS Marine sanctuary idea merits a closer look

May 28th, 2012 | By

According to the Office of Marine Sanctuaries websites, each of the 13 sanctuary areas so far designated has its own unique set of regulations, but there are some prohibitions typical for many sanctuaries. For more on this story, visit: Marine sanctuary idea merits a closer look – GreenwichTime.

In Westport, Blumenthal floats plan for Long Island Sound preserve

May 25th, 2012 | By

A “major part” of Long Island Sound would be designated a marine sanctuary and undersea preserve under a proposal announced by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal during a Sunday meeting of the Friends of Sherwood Island in Westport. “The idea is, instead of building new pipelines and new means of transporting energy and industrializing the Sound,

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Legislation to protect Long Island Sound introduced by Senators

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

With federal funding to protect Long Island Sound set to expire this month, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Joe Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal, and Charles E. Schumer today introduced legislation to continue to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2016.

Busway Battle Appears Headed To Final Rounds

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

‘In two months we could have 900 people working,’ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. RELATED: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is faced with his first major transportation policy decision: After a dozen years of planning, should the state proceed with its first true rapid-transit project, a $570 million Hartford-to-New Britain busway? With a press conference today, environmentalists,

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Blumenthal Announces EPA Agreement To Set Greenhouse Gas Pollution Limits

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has announced a settlement under which the EPA will set greenhouse gas pollution limits for power plants and refineries by 2012.

Stark differences between McMahon, Blumenthal on energy, environment

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The differences between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Richard Blumenthal over environmental policy are striking. Blumenthal’s efforts as Connecticut’s attorney general on behalf of environmental causes, including joining bipartisan fights to block controversial energy projects for Long Island Sound, recently earned him the Sierra Club’s endorsement. McMahon, on the other hand, is uncertain about the

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Blumenthal appeals to environmentalists and other lovers of Long Island Sound

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

U.S. Senatorial Richard Blumenthal has released an ad in which he promises to hold big oil accountable if elected to the Senate, just as he fought Shell Oil and TransCanada Energy, who proposed building “Broadwater,” a huge liquefied natural gas storage facility in the middle of Long Island Sound, that Blumenthal opposed.