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December 16, 2014

Local Officials Upset Over State’s Proposed Water Pollution Permit

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 4:04pm

Christine Stuart photo Municipal leaders are gearing up for a fight over how often they clean their storm drains and catch basins and track illicit discharges that end up polluting Connecticut’s rivers and streams.

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December 10, 2014

Energy Affordability Gap Continues To Grow

by Kristi Allen | December 10, 2014 2:28pm

Kristi Allen photo Operation Fuel reported Wednesday that more than 300,000 households in Connecticut will struggle to pay for heat this winter.

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December 4, 2014

Consumers Will Need To Beware of High Electricity Rates In 2015

by Cara Rosner | December 4, 2014 12:00pm

Shutterstock As Connecticut residents — who already pay some of the highest electric rates in the nation — brace for further increases in the new year, state officials and consumer advocates are urging them to be wary if they consider switching electricity suppliers.

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December 1, 2014

CL&P Rate Increase Still Too High For Some

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2014 5:04pm

According to a draft decision released Monday, state regulators would cut a nearly 60 percent rate increase sought by Connecticut’s largest utility company by more than half, but would still allow it to increase its revenue by more than $100 million, or about 20 percent.

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October 10, 2014

Heating Oil Dealers Sue DEEP, PURA

by Christine Stuart | October 10, 2014 1:15pm

CTNJ file photo A trade association for more than 600 heating oil dealers filed a lawsuit against the state Friday, alleging it violated environmental laws when it approved a 900-mile expansion of natural gas lines without an environmental study.

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August 26, 2014

State Officials Criticize CL&P’s Proposed Fee Hike

by Hugh McQuaid | August 26, 2014 3:00pm

istockphoto Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged state regulators Tuesday to reject a request by Connecticut Light & Power to increase a flat monthly fee on customers by nearly 60 percent.

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July 23, 2014

Cadmium Task Force Gets Off To Rocky Start

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2014 3:19pm

Christine Stuart photo A task force that was created to determine an acceptable level cadmium in children’s jewelry got off to a rocky start Wednesday when the decision to appoint two jewelry industry experts was questioned by Rep. Diana Urban.

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July 8, 2014

Murphy Battles Super Pollutants

by Jhansi Katechia | July 8, 2014 10:31am

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 4, 2014

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

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

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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May 30, 2014

Malloy Vetoes Glass Eel Fishing, Signs State Budget

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 11:31am

Hugh McQuaid Photo (Updated 2:03 pm) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy squashed controversial legislation lifting a fishing ban on Glass eels in one of two vetoes Friday. The governor also signed the $18.9 billion state budget plan approved by lawmakers earlier this month.

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