Norwich, Conn.-based Shetucket Iron & Metal Co. Inc. is being sued in U.S. District Court in Connecticut by three environmental groups who content that stormwater runoff from 20-foot high piles of scrap at Shetucket’s facility is contaminating local waterways.
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Interest in transit-oriented development continues to grow in Connecticut as municipalities in the state plan to take full advantage of new transit lines like the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system and New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Line. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Mobilizing the Region.
Mark LeBel, an energy fellow at the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, told DEEP officials Tuesday that the price difference between oil and natural gas is not the headline … To LeBel it doesn’t matter whether it’s oil or natural gas, if the furnace burning the fuel isn’t efficient and there’s insulation hanging from the ceiling then it really doesn’t matter why type of energy someone is using. Christine Stuart of CT News Junkie reports.
At least three companies named in a lawsuit alleging they illegally discharged pollution into Connecticut’s waterways denied the charges on Wednesday, including one that said it has a filtration system that makes pollution “physically impossible.” For more on this story, visit: Three Companies Deny Illegal Discharge of Polluted Stormwater – Hartford Courant.
A suit by the Coastal Area Fisherman’s Association and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment against the city charging improper use of chlorine in the handling of effluent from the sewage treatment plant is close to settlement, according to Corporation Counsel Walter Marcus. The suit charges the city with releasing too much chlorine on
“Green infrastructure techniques like rain gardens, permeable pavement and rain barrels are common sense ways to naturally filter stormwater and reduce the amount of harmful sewage discharged into the Long Island Sound, and do so less expensively than traditional techniques,” said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.
“In sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting to vacate their certificates, Broadwater has signaled that their proposed floating gas plant is finally dead,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legal and legislative affairs for Save the Sound.
After years of opposition, protests, petitions, legal wrangling, and partnering with federal and state officials on both sides of Long Island Sound, “the health and safety of our Sound will not be compromised by the proposed industrial complex.” Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Save the Sound.
Save the Sound, the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Long Island Sound Study (CAC), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) discussed the SoundVision Action Plan, a two-year action plan for the restoration and preservation of Long Island Sound at City Point Dock in New Haven. They were also joined by State Senators Martin Looney and Toni Harp, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., and representatives from Sound School and Schooner Inc.