Posts Tagged ‘ tree trimming ’

CFE: PURA trees decision passes the buck

Jun 29th, 2014 | By

While the decision moderates CL&P’s and UI’s plans it fails to go far enough to protect healthy trees that don’t threaten utility infrastructure and leaves this responsibility largely to citizens and towns.



Environmentalists at odds with PURA ruling

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

Wednesday’s final decision by state regulators on rules that cover tree trimming by Connecticut utilities around power lines is drawing criticism from a prominent environmental group.



Bill would give Connecticut property owners more power in tree-trimming process

May 10th, 2014 | By

Lawmakers and environmental groups are reacting to legislation passed by the state Senate late Wednesday that will impose new, stricter rules on Connecticut’s electric utilities when they seek to trim trees adjacent to their power lines . The 35-0 vote by the Senate sends House Bill 5408 to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk to be

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CFE praises passage of tree-trimming bill

May 7th, 2014 | By

The legislation addresses concerns of state residents and environmental groups that CL&P’s and UI’s plans were too rigid and aggressive in their approach, to remove all tall-growing tree species within eight feet of power lines, instead of focusing on the “hazardous trees” most likely to fall.



Tree trimming plans bad for neighborhoods, may be illegal

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment spoke at a technical meeting March 5 regarding Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P) tree-trimming plan, hosted by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). The meeting, as well as a public information session this evening and a similar event March 6 in United Illuminating’s (UI) service territory, are part of an effort by PURA to gather public input and expert advice on the electrical utilities’ controversial proposals.