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April 18, 2014

Leaders Try To Put Grass Seed Debate Behind Them

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 7:17am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 1:28 p.m.) It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.

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April 16, 2014

Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste

by Hugh McQuaid | April 16, 2014 12:19pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Advocates seeking to ban the storage in Connecticut of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.

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April 14, 2014

Report Highlights Cybersecurity Threats

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 3:45pm

Christine Stuart photo It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.

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April 9, 2014

Senate To Push Ahead With GMO Grass Ban Despite Uncertain Future In House

by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.

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April 7, 2014

Soundkeeper Challenges Hedge Fund Project In Stamford

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2014 12:56pm

A nonprofit environmental group filed a complaint against the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development last week arguing that it didn’t do an environmental study before choosing to locate the headquarters of a hedge fund on waterfront property in Stamford.

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April 1, 2014

Electric Suppliers Would Have To Disclose Rates

by Hugh McQuaid | April 1, 2014 4:25pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Electric suppliers will need to meet new price disclosure standards under a package of consumer protections outlined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen Tuesday.

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March 19, 2014

DEEP Backs Sunday Bowhunting Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | March 19, 2014 10:00am

Paul J. Fusco, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bowhunting deer on private property on Sundays would be permitted under a bill supported by Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee as a deer population control measure.

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March 14, 2014

Experts: Consumers Are Paying More For Power In Competitive Supplier Market

by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2014 5:30am

Connecticut residents who purchase their electricity from competitive suppliers pay more than their counterparts who purchase their electricity from Connecticut Light & Power or United Illuminating. That’s according to the findings of two experts hired by the Office of Consumer Counsel.

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February 21, 2014

Advocates Continue Push To Eliminate Sale of Commercially Bred Puppies

by Hugh McQuaid | February 21, 2014 1:06pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Animal advocates tried Friday to shore up legislative support for a proposal to ban the sale of commercially bred puppies for all future pet stores in Connecticut.

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February 17, 2014

Fracking Waste As Road De-Icer?

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2014 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo There’s no shale deposits in Connecticut, which means there’s no hydraulic fracking for natural gas, but environmentalists believe the state legislature needs to take steps to prevent fracking waste from ending up here.

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