Posts Tagged ‘ Legislation ’

Essential Action on the Climate Crisis Held Hostage by Obstructionists in Congress | CT Environmental Headlines

Jun 18th, 2009 | By

Essential Action on the Climate Crisis Held Hostage by Obstructionists in Congress: Strong public support exists for Congressional Climate Leadership | CT Environmental Headlines: NEW HAVEN, CT – Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is urging Representatives in New York and Connecticut to fight against a small group of Midwestern Representatives who are seeking to

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Next Move Is Rell’s On Bill To Block Ash Dump — Courant.com

Jun 18th, 2009 | By

Next Move Is Rell's On Bill To Block Ash Dump — Courant.com: “Opponents of a plan to create an ash dump in Franklin are closely watching Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office this week, hoping she will sign legislation that blocks the project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



A Short-Term Fix for Transportation – NYTimes.com

Jun 18th, 2009 | By

A Short-Term Fix for Transportation – NYTimes.com: “With plans for a six-year, $450 billion transportation bill hung up over the question of how to pay for it, the Obama administration said Wednesday that it wanted to put off the thorniest questions for now. Instead, officials proposed essentially extending the existing law for 18 months and

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Senate Panel Approves Energy Bill – NYTimes.com

Jun 18th, 2009 | By

Senate Panel Approves Energy Bill – NYTimes.com: “WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved an energy bill that would open large tracts of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling and provide federal loan guarantees for a gas pipeline project in Alaska.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Bills To Curb Electric Rates Short-Circuited — Courant.com

Jun 17th, 2009 | By

Bills To Curb Electric Rates Short-Circuited — Courant.com: “Members of Fight the Hike, the statewide consumer group for lower electric rates and clean energy, are greatly disappointed that the two bodies of the Connecticut General Assembly were unable to pass any bills from the energy and technology committee that would lower electricity rates, improve transparency

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Democrats Struggling for Consensus on Climate, Energy Bills – washingtonpost.com

Jun 15th, 2009 | By

Democrats Struggling for Consensus on Climate, Energy Bills – washingtonpost.com: “Democratic allies remain at odds over provisions of a House climate bill and a Senate energy bill, even as congressional leaders and Obama administration officials are pressing to complete work on the legislation.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Letter: Measurable Benefits From Solar Panels In West Hartford — Courant.com

Jun 15th, 2009 | By

Letter: Measurable Benefits From Solar Panels In West Hartford — Courant.com: “The June 9 letter ‘Steep Price Paid To Cut Electric Bill’ is misleading and misses the point on developing renewable energy for West Hartford. No West Hartford taxpayer dollars have been spent on purchasing the solar panels.” Robert Bell and Tom Coughlin are members

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Personal Power Arrives in Kent | Litchfield County Times

Jun 12th, 2009 | By

Personal Power Arrives in Kent | Litchfield County Times: “KENT-Electrician Mark Lenz became a trailblazer in Connecticut last week when he put up what he believes to be the first residential vertical axis wind turbine in the state on his home on Iron Mountain. Mr. Lenz said the turbine will produce between one kilowatt and

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Franklin selectmen vote against landfill – Norwich Bulletin

Jun 12th, 2009 | By

Franklin selectmen vote against landfill – Norwich Bulletin: “Franklin, Conn. — The Franklin Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday to oppose an ash landfill, hoping to influence Gov. M. Jodi Rell to sign a bill that would kill the project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



The GOP’s Energy Alternative – WSJ.com

Jun 11th, 2009 | By

The GOP's Energy Alternative – WSJ.com: “While the price of gasoline has risen 50% in the past five months, Democrats in Congress nevertheless seem determined to make our energy situation even worse. Case in point: Legislation sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey to establish a cap-and-trade system that will sharply limit carbon-dioxide emissions

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House OKs up to $4,500 for gas guzzler trade-ins – The New Haven Register

Jun 10th, 2009 | By

House OKs up to $4,500 for gas guzzler trade-ins – The New Haven Register: “WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday approved a “cash for clunkers” bill that aims to boost new auto sales by allowing consumers to turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for vouchers worth up to $4,500 toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.” Provided

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Madison water purification plan awaits Rell – The New Haven Register

Jun 10th, 2009 | By

Madison water purification plan awaits Rell – The New Haven Register: “MADISON — A bill that would allow the Connecticut Water Co. to aid Madison in cleaning uranium from the water system at two town schools has passed the General Assembly and is expected to be signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



An Act Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Passed | 1000 Friends of Connecticut Blog

Jun 10th, 2009 | By

An Act Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Passed | 1000 Friends of Connecticut Blog: “This legislation does three things. It requires highway funds be dedicated to sidewalks, bike lanes, etc., for pedestrians and cyclists; creates an eleven-member bicycle and pedestrian advisory board; and requires the DOT commissioner to report on projects’ bicycle and pedestrian access.

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Feathers Fly; Chickens Still Caged | New Haven Independent

Jun 9th, 2009 | By

Feathers Fly; Chickens Still Caged | New Haven Independent: “If pro-hens activists expected their adversaries to go away sheepishly, they were in for a disappointment. The feathers flew at the hearing before the Board of Aldermen’s Legislation Committee Monday night. People who are against a proposed law allowing up to six hens per dwelling squawked

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2009 Legislative Session: What Happened to Energy and Water Protection? | CT LCV

Jun 8th, 2009 | By

2009 Legislative Session: What Happened to Energy and Water Protection? | CT LCV: Hartford, CT – June 4, 2009 – When the Connecticut General Assembly ended its 2009 session at midnight on June 3, 2009, environmental leaders were dismayed by devastating losses in two areas — energy and water — but grateful for promises that

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AT THE CAPITOL ~ A Sound Partnership – New London Times

Jun 8th, 2009 | By

AT THE CAPITOL ~ A Sound Partnership – by State Sen. Andrea Stillman, New London Times: “Two weeks ago my Senate colleagues—every single one of them—joined me to vote for a bill I co-sponsored to establish a Bi-State Long Island Sound Commission, to provide with New York State ongoing stewardship for that shared natural treasure.

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Looking for help on city brownfields – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 8th, 2009 | By

Looking for help on city brownfields – The Connecticut Post Online: “In the waning moments of its regular session, the state Assembly last week passed a bill that would streamline the redevelopment of polluted properties and limit liability on their cleanup. The bill also makes it easier for municipalities to recover costs from parties responsible

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Smart Growth Package Includes New Revenue Source For Towns « New Haven Sentinel

Jun 6th, 2009 | By

Smart Growth Package Includes New Revenue Source For Towns « New Haven Sentinel: “State Representative Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden), House Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, hailed House passage of legislation he spearheaded to more efficiently deliver government services while saving taxpayers money. The legislation is a key first step to real property tax reform

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Courtney pushes dairy month designation – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

Jun 6th, 2009 | By

Courtney pushes dairy month designation: June would show farmers support from community – Norwich Bulletin: “U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, has introduced legislation to make June National Dairy Month.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Solar power bill shut down after Senate fails to act – The New Haven Register

Jun 6th, 2009 | By

Solar power bill shut down after Senate fails to act – The New Haven Register: “Renewable energy advocates are expressing disappointment that the 2009 session of the General Assembly ran out Wednesday without passage of legislation that would have given solar power a higher profile in the state.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com