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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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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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March 13, 2017

New England Lawmakers Join Forces On Carbon Tax

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 2:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s the first time Connecticut lawmakers are being asked to consider a carbon tax, but they’re not alone.

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March 7, 2017

Debate On Recreational Marijuana Takes Center Stage

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 3:24pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Tuesday was “pot day” at the state Capitol. Depending on which room you were in at the Legislative Office Building views on legalizing recreational cannabis couldn’t have been more conflicting.

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March 3, 2017

OP-ED | It’s All About the Rates

by Kevin R. Hennessy | March 3, 2017 4:00pm

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A bill that will lead to lower electricity prices for most Connecticut power customers is coming before the legislature. “We think this proposal will reduce rates,” Energy Co-chair Senator Paul Formica told the New London Day this week.

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March 1, 2017

Plastic Bag Tax Advances To House

by Christine Stuart | March 1, 2017 2:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A majority of the legislature’s Environment Committee think it is a good idea to charge 5 cents for single-use plastic bags and to use the money to help maintain state parks.

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February 24, 2017

Connecticut Lawmakers Debate What To Do With Tax On Plastic Bags

by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 6:30am

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A hearing this week to add a 5-cent state tax on single-use plastic and paper shopping bags wound up turning into a debate about where the estimated $20 million in revenue should go — to environmental projects or the general fund.

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February 13, 2017

Lawmakers Are Again Asked To Consider Nuclear Energy

by Christine Stuart | February 13, 2017 1:53pm

Courtesy of the NRC's Flickr page A generic bill that says the state wants to “provide a mechanism for zero-carbon generating facilities to sell power to electric utilities,” is causing a lot of commotion.

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February 4, 2017

As Drought Continues, Environment Committee Hears Concerns About Water Bottling Plant in Bloomfield

by Dana Whalen | February 4, 2017 10:31am

CT-N screengrab HARTFORD, CT — With the bottled water industry attempting to expand as parts of the state face drought conditions, legislators heard testimony Friday from people concerned about the water supply and from others in the water industry.

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