May 21, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 21, 2015 5:13pm
A bill designed with Tesla Motors in mind made it through the House on Thursday, paving the way for the Senate to decide if the company should be allowed to bypass auto dealers and sell its electric cars directly to Connecticut consumers.
Tags: Tesla, electric cars, Elon Musk, car dealers, elizabeth regan, dh
May 20, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 20, 2015 7:15pm
May 15, 2015
by Cara Rosner | May 15, 2015 11:53am
May 8, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2015 12:11pm
A group of mayors and town managers on Thursday visited the state Capitol to warn lawmakers of the fiscal implications of a bill that would change workers compensation law for firefighters.
April 23, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 23, 2015 10:15pm
Thanks to a generous donor, 40 acres of land in Bloomfield will be preserved as open space. Excellent. Any expansion of our state parks is welcome, especially during a time when conservation and environmentalism have faded from public consciousness.
Tags: Environment, conservation, climate change, earth day, air quality, sprawl, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 8:00pm
Environmentalists stood Thursday outside the Connecticut Convention Center to protest a long-term energy strategy being discussed at a closed-door meeting between five of the six New England governors.
April 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 3:40pm
On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.
March 16, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 16, 2015 5:30am
March 12, 2015
by Cara Rosner | March 12, 2015 1:00pm
A bill that would include electronic cigarettes in the state’s smoking ban is garnering strong support from health advocates but vocal opposition from those who claim the products are key to kicking tobacco-smoking habits.
March 8, 2015
by Jack Braun | March 8, 2015 8:37pm
As the debate over new stormwater rules continues in Connecticut, the issue of waterway pollution is getting more and more attention. And rightfully so. According to Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain, “more than half of the rivers, streams and lakes monitored by DEEP are not clean enough to support recreation and fishing.”