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May 17, 2017

Tesla Makes Big Push For Direct Sales

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 12:00pm

Courtesy of Tesla HARTFORD, CT - For the second consecutive year a poll paid for by Tesla shows there is broad support for the American car manufacturer to sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Keeps Pressure On EPA To Crack Down on Emissions From Coal-Fired Plant

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Talen Energy's webstie HARTFORD, CT — On the eve of Connecticut’s first unhealthy air day for the 2017 ozone season, state officials are trying again to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect residents from coal-fired power plant emissions drifting in from Pennsylvania.

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May 15, 2017

Malloy’s Revisions Continue To Ask Municipalities For Help Balancing The State Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 2:23pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget proposal cuts an additional $600 million in the first year of the two-year budget for 2018-19, bringing spending down 1.2 percent below the current year’s budget.

And within the proposal Malloy also continues to ask cities and towns for help.

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May 10, 2017

Fracking Ban, Hate Crime Penalties Pass House

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It took about two hours Tuesday for the House to debate a ban on fracking waste and less than 15 minutes for members to approve a bill to increase the penalties for hate crimes.

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May 5, 2017

Pitched Battle Over Franchise Laws For Electric Car Companies

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2017 2:30pm

Andrei Tudoran / Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Score one for the Connecticut car dealers in the latest attempt to keep Tesla, an American electric car maker, from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.

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April 14, 2017

OP-ED | Ignoring Science At Our Own Peril

by Barth Keck | April 14, 2017 5:30am

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Last week was a newsworthy week — at least for this high school English teacher.

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March 22, 2017

Malloy Says Trump’s Budget Would Harm The Environment

by Jack Kramer | March 22, 2017 2:09pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - President Donald Trump’s budget cuts government programs across the board but no agency is hurt more than the Environmental Protection Agency, which was slashed 31 percent.

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Energy Committee Would Allow Nuclear to Compete

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lobbyists packed a hearing room on the second floor of the Legislative Office Building to watch Tuesday as the Energy and Technology Committee voted 17-7 on a bill that will impact the state’s energy markets.

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March 21, 2017

Diverse Energy Interests Battle It Out Over Connecticut’s Energy Future

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the legislature debates a bill that changes how energy is bought and sold, and how it comes together is never pretty.

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March 14, 2017

Is It Time to Increase or Eliminate Connecticut’s Bottle Bill?

by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2017 2:54pm

Albert Karimov via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Several bills this year are aimed at improving or abolishing Connecticut’s decades old bottle bill.

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