Environmental Justice

Bridgeport Power Plant Won’t Be ‘Green’ — Courant.com

Jun 19th, 2009 | By

Bridgeport Power Plant Won't Be 'Green' — Courant.com: “Ted Grabarz, Bridgeport’s deputy director of public facilities, was quoted as saying that a new power plant being proposed for his city is ‘as ‘green’ as they come’ [Stan Simpson column, June 10, 'Let There Be Light On Proposed Energy Plant']. I believe that is woefully misleading.

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Steve Fleischli: America’s Waterways Need Help – and, Yes, You Can Help | Huffington Post

May 28th, 2009 | By

Steve Fleischli: America's Waterways Need Help – and, Yes, You Can Help | Huffington Post: “The U.S. Supreme Court is wreaking havoc on America’s wetlands, rivers and watersheds, and these waterways need your help. It’s not that the nine honorable Justices are out filling our wetlands or dumping toxic waste into our rivers, but their

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Cornwall CT Clean Energy: Cornwall Task Force wins award!

May 8th, 2009 | By

Cornwall CT Clean Energy: Cornwall Task Force wins award!: “Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that eight individuals and organizations are being honored with the 2009 Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award for their innovative efforts to address global climate change.” • Aetna Inc, Hartford • Amity High School Global Warming Club, Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge •

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CCEJ’s Mark Mitchell named Dr. Mark Mitchell ‘2009 Man of the Year’ by African-American Affairs Commission | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

CCEJ’s Mark Mitchell named Dr. Mark Mitchell ‘2009 Man of the Year’ by the state of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission | CT Environmental Headlines: Hartford, CT – The State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) has named Dr. Mark Mitchell its 2009 Man of the Year. The award comes in recognition of Dr. Mitchell’s long

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Event: Religion and Ecology Events in NYC | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 28th, 2009 | By

Religion and Ecology Events in NYC | CT Environmental Headlines: The Forum on Religion and Ecology has two events upcoming: 1. Common Ground: Science and Religion in Dialogue for a Sustainable Future, Columbia University, Low Rotunda, 535 West 116th Street, New York City, NY, USA, May 3-4, 2009. On May 3-4, 2009, The Center for

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Leslie Hatfield: A Movement Is Growing: A Look Back at the Last Year in Green(er) Food | Huffington Post

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By

Leslie Hatfield: A Movement Is Growing: A Look Back at the Last Year in Green(er) Food | Huffington Post: “Aside from Earth Day, today marks the Green Fork’s one-year anniversary. That we launched this blog one year ago today (with 20 Ways to Green Your Fork) is no coincidence — the team at Eat Well,

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Info on the Goldman Prize For Excellence in Protecting the Environment

Apr 21st, 2009 | By

Info on the Goldman Prize For Excellence in Protecting the Environment: Maria Gunnoe’s work to stop the devastating practice of mountain-top removal coal mining has shut down mines and led to stricter regulations. Now Gunnoe is among the 2009 recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize. A born-and-bred West Virginian, Gunnoe has worked with the Ohio

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New Report: Across America, Waters in Crisis | NRDC

Apr 17th, 2009 | By

New Report: Across America, Waters in Crisis | NRDC: “How the Supreme Court Has Broken the Clean Water Act and Why Congress Must Fix It ::: A new report from Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Earthjustice, Environment America, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and Southern Environmental Law Center titled “Courting Disaster: How the

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New Report Shows Waters in Connecticut and Across Nation Losing Protections From Pollution | Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Apr 16th, 2009 | By

New Report Shows Waters in Connecticut and Across Nation Losing Protections From Pollution: Senators and Representatives Urged to Restore the Clean Water Act | Citizens Campaign for the Environment: New Haven, CT — Federal documents obtained by environmental groups reveal that US Supreme Court decisions, coupled with Bush administration policy directives, have eliminated or undermined

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U.S Commerce Secretary Has Found for the Sound | New Haven Independent

Apr 14th, 2009 | By

U.S Commerce Secretary Has Found for the Sound | New Haven Independent: “An attempt to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on Long Island Sound was blown out of the water yet again Monday thanks to a ruling by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. In a last-minute argument Broadwater officials also contended that the project

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Event: Resolution Opposing Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility to be presented to the Hartford City Council tonight | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 13th, 2009 | By

Resolution Opposing Proposed Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility to be presented to the Hartford City Council tonight | CT Environmental Headlines: A resolution, urging the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission to not approve an application by Heritage Crystal Clean to establish a hazardous waste transfer facility at 94 Murphy Road, will be presented before the full

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Selectmen lobby in Hartford for support of small towns – The Register Citizen

Apr 10th, 2009 | By

Selectmen lobby in Hartford for support of small towns – The Register Citizen: “The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hosted a rally in cooperation with the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents and the Connecticut Association of Urban Superintendents.” Provided by

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McKibben promotes 350.org as critical in UN 2009 Climate Change Conference | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 3rd, 2009 | By

McKibben promotes 350.org as critical in UN 2009 Climate Change Conference | CT Environmental Headlines: Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who authored the first book on global warming some 20 years ago, addressed a full house of between 150 and 200 attendees today at Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Court sides with power plants | TheDay, Reuters, NYTimes

Apr 1st, 2009 | By

Court sides with power plants over fish | TheDay.com: “WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government can weigh costs against benefits in deciding whether to order power plants to undertake environmental upgrades that would protect fish. The court’s 6-3 decision is a defeat for environmentalists who had urged the justices to

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CCEJ Receives $20,000 Environmental Justice Grant | US EPA

Mar 27th, 2009 | By

CCEJ Receives $20,000 Environmental Justice Grant: The Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ) is one of four community-based organizations to receive a $20,000 grant as part of EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program for its work on the “Safe and Clean Connecticut Cities” project. The “Clean and Safe Connecticut Cities” project will reduce health effects

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Social Justice Leadership Conference 2009 March 28 – Guidezilla | CT Environmental Headlines Events Calendar

Mar 25th, 2009 | By

Social Justice Leadership Conference 2009 March 28 – Guidezilla | CT Environmental Headlines Events Calendar: “Wesleyan’s Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about social justice and how to apply it in their lives. The free, all-day March 28 event is open to all members of the Wesleyan community

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CT DEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy among Obama’s administration administration nominations | TPM: News Pages

Mar 12th, 2009 | By

CT DEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy among Obama’s administration administration nominations | TPM: News Pages (Talking Points Memo is the flagship blog of TPM Media LLC, which also publishes TPMmuckraker, TPMDC and TPMCafe): “WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: Demetrios Marantis, Nominee for

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Event: Inaugural Lecture: "Visions of a Sustainable World" Speaker Series at Yale. Earthland: Envisioning a Sustainable Civilization

Mar 3rd, 2009 | By

Inaugural Lecture: “Visions of a Sustainable World” Speaker Series at Yale. Earthland: Envisioning a Sustainable Civilization, a public lecture by Paul Raskin, president and founder of the Tellus Institute, founder of the Global Scenario Group and leader of the Great Transition Initiative, Friday, March 27, 2009, noon to 2 p.m., G.M. Room, Horchow Hall, 55

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YSEC highlights wonders of water | Yale Daily News

Feb 18th, 2009 | By

YSEC highlights wonders of water | Yale Daily News: “Water Week — which is being run in collaboration with other Yale student groups such as Engineers Without Borders and the Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership — will foster discussion of water-related quandaries, ranging from agricultural and climate change issues to public health and social justice

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‘Environmental Justice,’ insurance coverage for autism, Hospice services are subject of new laws effective Jan. 1, 2009 | Mansfield Today

Feb 11th, 2009 | By

'Environmental Justice,' insurance coverage for autism, Hospice services are subject of new laws effective Jan. 1, 2009 | Mansfield Today Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com