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Letter: Carpino pledges to fix Connecticut’s transportation woes

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

Infrastructure is key to Connecticut — to our economy and safety. I will propose legislation next session that makes sure special transportation funds go to just that — special transportation needs. Republican State Rep. Christie Carpino Cromwell and Portland For more on this story, visit: Letter: Carpino pledges to fix Connecticut’s transportation woes.



Connecticut to hire consultant for Bridgeport station development

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

On Friday, the Connecticut State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve $2.75 million for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) to hire a consultant to complete engineering, design and environmental permitting for the new Barnum Train Station in Bridgeport, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced late last week. The funds will enable the consultant to develop

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NOAA grant to help clear storm debris from Connecticut’s shoreline

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the state to help remove marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline, including a tidal marsh area in Old Saybrook, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The Marine Debris Program funds were made available to states impacted

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General Electric Opens Fuel Cell Pilot Plant in New York

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

GE has developed a solid-oxide fuel cell that converts about 65 percent of the energy in natural gas to electricity through a chemical reaction, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company said today on its website. GE’s 17-member fuel-cell team is planning a pilot factory in Saratoga Springs, New York, and expects to begin commercial production in 2017,

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Return To The Rivers: Connecticut’s Waterways Reflect State History

Jul 21st, 2014 | By

The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state’s rivers. “It was not wilderness,” said Nicholas Bellantoni, a professor of archaeology at the University of Connecticut and the designated state archaeologist. To be sure,

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Residents have say on tree trimming

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

The Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently reached a decision that allows residents and local organizations more opportunity to question the removal of trees and plants that lie near power lines. PURA, a branch of the Connecticut Department of Energy, released a final decision on June 25 regarding regulations on tree trimming that it says

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People’s Climate March Sept. 21 NYC

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world

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 Your contributions keep us going. Please give what you can. Thank you!

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Please contribute and help keep us going … thank you! To support our efforts and keep us going, please visit our Support Us page. ——————————————————— Environmental Headlines is, still, a free service. Our mission is to deliver Connecticut environmental news that creates real change. That means blogging all of today’s environmental headlines for everyone to read—for free.

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Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park receives upgrades

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday broke ground to renovate and modernize the pavilion at Sherwood Island State Park. “With important investments here at Sherwood Island and throughout our park system, we are helping make certain to provide first-rate outdoor recreation opportunities for our residents and visitors for many years to come,” Malloy said. For

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Connecticut Looks To Add Another Train Station In Bridgeport

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Commuters should have more options — and more places to park — when Metro-North adds a new Fairfield County train station in Bridgeport on its New Haven Line by 2018, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday. Malloy made the announcement at the former Remington Arms factory, a brownfield property, which will be the location of the

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Groton Considers Developing Airport Area

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

Groton Town Manager Mark Oefinger knows airports are generally viewed as a positive thing when it comes to economic standing, which is why the town is looking to enhance the space around theirs. “We look at this as another tool in our tool belt,” said Oefinger. The town is pursuing the possibility of an airport

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New Push to Clean Up Nassau County Beach

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

Growing up on Long Island’s North Shore, Delia DeRiggi-Whitton used to teach swimming lessons at Glen Cove’s three public beaches, and she still calls one her favorite: Crescent Beach, a small, secluded wedge between private coastal property and the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. But for the past five years, the beach has been so

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Blue Crab Industry May Be Connecticut’s Future

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

The New Haven Sound School is keeping a close watch on the blue crab population. If it grows large enough it has the potential to sustain an entire fishing industry in Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: Blue Crab Industry May Be Connecticut’s Future | WTIC FOX CT.



Federal grants totaling $1 million available for Long Island Sound pumpout stations

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Monday that more than $1 million in federal funds are available for boat sewage disposal facilities – pumpout stations – on Long Island Sound for the 2015 boating season. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Federal grants totaling $1 million available for Long

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Working to protect children’s health! Legislative Session Wrap-Up. Clean Water Action wrap-up…

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

Clean Water Action was disappointed that Senate Bill 126 did not get called for a vote during this short legislative session; however, they are proud of all the accomplishments they achieved with you! Click on this Environmental Headline for a run-down.



AG Schneiderman statement on NY Supreme Court decision on state review of fracking risks

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

Schneiderman said “The court’s decision to allow the state review of hydrofracking risks to continue is an important victory in our effort to ensure all New Yorkers have safe water to drink and a clean, healthy environment.” Amen to that, Mr. Attorney General. Click on this Environmental Headline to more.



Connecticut ‘citizen science’ helps monitor thriving osprey population

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

You can learn a lot from an osprey nest. To that end, 55 Connecticut residents are helping to monitor more than 90 osprey nests across the state as part of an “Osprey Nation” program launched in June. In collaboration with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Audubon Society is recruiting additional

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Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve a Combined Title V, Title IV and CAIR Operating Permit Milford

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection DEEP hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application to operate a source regulated under the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This permit combines all permit conditions and applicable requirements for air pollutant emitting sources at

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‘The pipelines, the powerlines, the meters, Oh My!’ Some resources on the gas pipeline expansion issue

Jul 13th, 2014 | By

“…to minimize ratepayer exposure to expensive infrastructure bets that risk becoming uneconomic, and to fulfill environmental and climate change targets,1 we urge you to ensure that all tools in the region’s energy toolbox – on both the demand and supply sides – be fully, fairly, and publicly evaluated before proceeding with efforts to advance new large-scale publicly-financed natural

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Your contributions keep us going. Please give what you can. Thank you!  

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

  Please contribute and help keep us going … thank you! To support our efforts and keep us going, please visit our Support Us page. ——————————————————— Environmental Headlines is, still, a free service. Our mission is to deliver Connecticut environmental news that creates real change. That means blogging all of today’s environmental headlines for everyone to read—for

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