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AEP v. CT’s Implications for the Future of Climate Change Litigation | The Yale Law Journal Online

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

Something for our lawyer readers: Unless the Court’s decision in AEP is accompanied by greater assistance for climate change victims in the regulatory framework, the Court’s emphasis on the agency pathway risks exacerbating the climate justice problem by providing fewer ways for victims to obtain redress. Moreover, addressing climate justice within a federal regulatory framework

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Green Party Of New London Chooses Candidates

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

The roof of Captain’s Pizza on Bank Street was the setting for the Green Party’s monthly meeting on Thursday night as members chose their candidates for the Board of Education and City Council. Read more here: Green Party Of New London Chooses Candidates – New London, CT Patch.



Holden Gets Green Party Nod

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

The Green Party has got their man in Canton. Ben Holden will run as the official Green Party of Connecticut candidate for Canton Board of Selectmen this November after receiving the party’s nomnation Tuesday night. The endorsement, which was unanimous, was made during a meeting of the Green Party of Connecticut’s Statewide Coordinating Committee at

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State to hold public hearing on Scofieldtown landfill closure

Jul 17th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will hold a hearing Monday to hear public comment on the city’s proposed $4.4 million closure plan for the Scofieldtown landfill property. The city closed Scofieldtown Park, located on the north side of Rock Rimmon Road, to the public in May 2009 due to environmental

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Canton Resident Hopes To Run For Selectman On Green Party Ticket

Mar 14th, 2011 | By

CANTON — — A casual comment expressing dissatisfaction with local government spiraled into a run for office for a local 64-year-old. “I said, ‘I just don’t understand what’s wrong with these people; I can do a better job at this,’ ” Benedict “Ben” Holden said. “And several people said, ‘I have no doubt that you

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Four vie for District 148 seat in Stamford

Mar 13th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — A handful of candidates are running for Stamford’s District 148 state representative seat left vacant by former state Rep. Carlo Leone, who won a Feb. 22 special election to fill a vacancy in state Senate District 27. Read more here: Four vie for District 148 seat in Stamford – Stamford News – The

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A Q&A with Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer | The Advocate

Feb 26th, 2011 | By

STAMFORD — On Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer’s election headquarters was Curly’s Diner. He had spent the day visiting polling stations to raise awareness for his write-in candidacy for the open state senate seat representing District 27. After the polls closed, Maurer went to Curley’s and waited for the results of the special

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Sierra Club endorses Courtney for Congress

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

The Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club announced Tuesday that it had endorsed Joe Courtney, the Democratic Congressman who is seeking re-election in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. via Sierra Club endorses Courtney for Congress | The Day.



New State Law Will Help Grow Jobs on Connecticut Farms

Oct 19th, 2010 | By

Small poultry farmers in Connecticut who are looking to expand their business and grow jobs will now be able to do so thanks to a new law approved by the General Assembly, according to a news release from state Sen. Edith Prague.



Gub Candidates ‘Get to Green’ at Environmental Forum

Oct 18th, 2010 | By

Ten environmental groups hosted a forum today for Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidates — Tom Foley, Dan Malloy, and Tom Marsh — met at Yale to discuss their environmental priorities in a public forum moderated by Connecticut Public Radio’s Nancy Cohen.

“The next governor will have to set out a vision for clean energy and transportation, both of which are key to jobs and Connecticut’s economy,” said Don Strait, executive director of Connecticut Fund for the Environment.



The Courant’s Rick Green interviews Jeff Russell for Senate

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

We’re told that Dick Blumenthal is a fighter and Linda McMahon knows how to run a business and create jobs, but you know what might really shake up the U.S. Senate? Put in a homeless guy who lives in an old VW. In a year when outsiders are in and so many are angry, Jeff

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Hiring Of Inexperienced State Inspector Spurs Calls For Change, Stirs Campaign Debate

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

Agriculture Commissioner F. Philip Prelli’s July 16 hiring of Debra Hinman — a former pizza restaurant chef and school bus driver who is the mother of an ex-aide to Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s chief of staff — was labeled “outrageous” by state Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia, co-chairwoman of the legislature’s labor committee. via Hiring

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Conservation voters league backs Urban

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has endorsed incumbent state Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington in the Nov. 2 election. via The Day – Conservation voters league backs Urban | News from southeastern Connecticut.



White House Reportedly Green-Lights Transportation Bill

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

Transportation advocates looking for a fully funded multi-year transportation bill got a boost last week when USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood told members of the Transportation Equity Network that he had received a green light from the White House to move on the country’s next 6-year transportation bill. According to Transportation for America, USDOT officials now

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CTLCV Endorses George Jepsen for Attorney General

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

CTLCV has announced its endorsement of George Jepsen in his campaign for Attorney General. The organization noted Jepsen’s impressive environmental track record and his eagerness to create a meaningful relationship between the Office of Attorney General and the Department of Environmental Protection.



CFB seminars to address PA 490 beginning Oct. 12

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

The CFB is holding a series of free seminars statewide to help explain PA 490 and to distribute the Bureau’s latest PA 490 guide to landowners, government officials and anyone interested in how the law is applied.



Dairy farms seeking support

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

Dairy farmers are lamenting a reduction in a state government aid program and are calling for changes in federal milk pricing.



Lawsuit blames offshore boats for herring’s decline

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

Earthjustice, an environmental group, filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a group of commercial fishermen and one recreational fisherman earlier this month against two government agencies for failing to protect river herring and shad, another river fish that goes to sea, from the big boats. via Lawsuit blames offshore boats for herring’s decline –

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Foley, Malloy offer positions on transportation issues

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The two major candidates for governor are very familiar with the twice-a-day traffic nightmares endured by the commuters of southwestern Connecticut. Both Republican Tom Foley, a private investor from Greenwich, and Dannel Malloy, the Democratic former Stamford mayor, are well aware that the state has struggled to maintain its infrastructure while raiding the state’s transportation

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State ready to go with new flow regulations for healthier streams

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The hot, dry summer isn’t all that’s to blame for the dehydrated condition of some streams that has left them inhospitable to fish and other aquatic life.