Posts Tagged ‘ Rell ’

Area Lawmaker Disagrees With Rell on Rail Service

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

State Rep. David Scribner R-Brookfield, the ranking Republican on the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, said he disagrees with a proposal in departing Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s transition budget.

Rell backtracks from rail cuts

Nov 30th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has backed away from eliminating $5 million for Metro-North Railroad branches that go to New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury.

Rail cut plan a train wreck, critics insist

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

A proposal by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to cut Metro North commuter train service on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines is likely to run off the rails, The Bristol Press reports.

Robert Miller Editorial: Rell’s rail-cut proposal serves no true purpose

Nov 27th, 2010 | By

“I’m sure, if someone asked Rell ‘Are you an environmentalist?’ she’d reply strongly in the affirmative. Even if it’s for show, proposing something that goes against thoughtful planning and the dire need to get cars off the road … seems far afield of what Rell would insist she stands for.”

USDA awards CT $2M for forestry preservation

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has received a $1.97 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund numerous programs throughout the state to protect forests on state, municipal, and private lands.

Gov. Rell said this is an ideal time to receive this important funding that will be used for training local firefighters, purchasing open space, making our forests more resilient to threats such as invasive species and diseases, as well as for public outreach campaigns on invasive species such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the Emerald ash borer.

Governor Urges Energy Secretary To Reverse Course on Dismantling Yucca Mountain

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Gov. Rell is urging the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to stop its plans for dismantling operations at Yucca Mountain, the nation’s nuclear waste repository in Nevada, until a pending request to withdraw its license application is legally resolved.

Non-Native Beetles Have Potential to Devastate State Forests

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has reminded residents and visitors to be aware of the serious threat that non-native beetles pose to thousands of acres of Connecticut forests, particularly those with stands of maples, birches, elms and willows. The governor urged residents to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned beetle and the Emerald Ash borer. Both are highly destructive and invasive forest pests.

Council Goal is 25,000 EVs on CT Roads by 2020

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

Twenty-five-thousand plug-in vehicles on state roads by 2020 is the goal and vision embraced by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and her Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council.

The 25,000 target is one of the many recommendations the Council included in its final report this week to the governor on comprehensive ways to prepare the state for the advent of the new generation of zero-emission electric vehicles.

The state’s commitment for EVs complements Governor Rell’s ‘Energy Vision for a Cleaner, Greener State,’ which set a goal of increasing the percentage of clean, renewable energy consumed by state government from all sources to 20 percent by the year 2020.

‘Power IT Down Day’ (today) joins EarthHour as one-day conservation initiative

Aug 27th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has subbed this Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, “Power IT Down Day,” an annual nationwide event that encourages the public and private sectors to turn off their IT equipment at the end of the workday to save energy.