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May 20, 2014 10:22 am
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July 8, 2014

Murphy Battles Super Pollutants

by Jhansi Katechia | July 8, 2014 11:31am

Jhansi Katechia photo Sen. Chris Murphy joined advocates last week in Milford to discuss his bipartisan legislation to reduce “super pollutants.”

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June 6, 2014

Malloy Touts State’s Progress Toward Reducing Greenhouse Gas

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2014 1:32pm

Christine Stuart photo As part of its requirements under the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, a new report shows that Connecticut is on schedule to meet its mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below what they were in 1990.

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June 4, 2014

Malloy Signs Bills On Hospital Conversion, Electric Suppliers, E-Cigs, Puppy Mills

by Hugh McQuaid | June 4, 2014 5:30am

photo courtesy of waterbury hospital Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a handful of bills Tuesday, including legislation to ease the for-profit takeover of nonprofit hospitals, to create new requirements for third-party electricity suppliers and pet shops, and to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children.

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June 3, 2014

Union Says CL&P Violated Labor Agreement, CL&P Disagrees

by Madeline Stocker | June 3, 2014 4:08pm

CTNJ file photo The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said Connecticut Light & Power’s recent decision to use contract workers for a majority of the repairs violates its collective bargaining agreement.

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May 29, 2014

Environmental Report Card Offers A Mixed Bag

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of the report Enforcement of the state’s environmental laws has declined and is failing to meet its goals in preserving open space, but some improvements have been made in air quality. That’s according to the Council on Environmental Quality’s 2013 annual report.

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May 5, 2014

Three-year Moratorium on Fracking Waste Headed To House

by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 8:28pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate approved a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing wastewater Monday as part of a bipartisan bill that environmental advocates described as “watered down.”

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House Gives Final Passage to Consumer Protections

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2014 4:36pm

Christine Stuart photo The House of Representatives gave final passage Monday to legislation that requires more transparency from third-party electricity suppliers and reduces deceptive marketing tactics to residential customers.

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April 29, 2014

Senate Passes Electric Supplier Disclosure, Advocates Say Not Good Enough

by Hugh McQuaid | April 29, 2014 6:39pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday for legislation to require more transparency from third-party electricity suppliers and reduce deceptive marketing tactics in the industry.

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April 22, 2014

Lawmakers Approve Wind Regulations Lifting Defacto Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2014 12:29pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending what has been an informal three-year moratorium on wind power in Connecticut, a legislative committee unanimously approved regulations Tuesday paving the way for wind turbines.

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April 21, 2014

Committee Poised To Approve New Wind Turbine Regulations

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2014 6:39pm

Lawmakers and state officials are optimistic they’ve finally struck the right balance in deciding where wind turbines in the state should be located.

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