Air pollution

New Connecticut program to cut diesel emissions

Nov 24th, 2012 | By

The state of Connecticut is making $360,000 in grants available to replace on-road, heavy-duty diesel trucks with new, low-emission trucks. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection unveiled the program on Friday. For more on this story, visit: New Connecticut program to cut diesel emissions – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin. Connecticut Department of Energy

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Residents tell last sooty power plant ‘This air was made for you and me’ (update)

May 15th, 2012 | By

PSEG, residents, environmenalists, others face off over Bridgeport power plant

Even though less than 2 percent of Connecticut’s power came from coal burning sources last year, the owners of the PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station seem determined to get their operating permit renewed.

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DPH encourages schools to protect indoor air quality

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

According to the EPA, indoor air quality (IAQ) directly impacts student academic performance and health. Better IAQ increases productivity and improves the performance of mental tasks such as concentration and recall in both adults and children. Poor IAQ can trigger health issues, such as asthma.

Let’s Talk About the Real Cost of Dirty Power: AEP and 3,200 Pollution Deaths

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

American Electric Power (AEP) will be much in the news this week, with an annual shareholder meeting in Tulsa Oklahoma on Tuesday and a speech by AEP’s CEO and President Nick Akins to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. You can count on AEP spending a lot of time during these events talking about

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Northeast Clean Fuels Standard = Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars | Nathanael Greene, NRDC

Aug 17th, 2011 | By

An economic analysis done for 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states shows that a clean fuels standard (CFS) is a winning idea for the region.  It could save consumers in the region billions, bring in billions more in revenue for these states, and create up to 50,000 jobs per year – dramatically increasing the region’s self-sufficiency.

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Reactions to the EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Clean Air Act protections that will slash hundreds of thousands of tons of smokestack emissions that travel long distances through the air and threaten the health of hundreds of millions of Americans living downwind. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will protect communities that are home to 240

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Op-Ed: Why Outdoor Wood Furnaces Should be Banned | Nancy Alderman

Jan 10th, 2011 | By

EHHI has found that homes as far away as 850 feet from outdoor wood furnaces have wood smoke levels inside their homes way above the EPA standards. Read more inside.

OWF Opponents Seek Ban; Maynard ‘taken aback’ by bill; NY says ‘keep ’em clean’

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

A Bill that will ban outdoor wood furnaces will be a Committee Bill before the Environment Committee of the CT State Legislature this session. The Bill will exempt farmers and their farm houses from the proposed ban. Read more inside!

Cross Sound Ferry Receiving $1M for Engine Upgrades

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut DEP announced that Cross Sound Ferry Services is receiving $1 million in federal stimulus funds and EPA grants to reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines on one of its vessels.

Union of Concerned Scientists urging green shipping for the holidays

Nov 29th, 2010 | By

This holiday season UCS urges consumers to use their consciences to invoke the consciences of others to send a message to shoppers, shippers, and retailers to get more efficient delivery trucks on the roads.