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March 16, 2015

State Mulls Ban on Sale of Ivory Products

by Jordan Fenster | March 16, 2015 5:30am

Wikimedia Commons A public hearing was held Wednesday on a bill that would prohibit the sale in Connecticut of products made out of ivory and rhinoceros horn.

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March 12, 2015

Should E-Cigarettes Be Added To Smoking Ban?

by Cara Rosner | March 12, 2015 1:00pm

Shutterstock 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.

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March 8, 2015

OP-ED | Clean Water Is Something Everyone Can Agree Upon

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.”

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March 6, 2015

Watchdog Group: Route 1, Route 6 Most Dangerous For Pedestrians

by Cara Rosner | March 6, 2015 1:00pm

Courtesy of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign For the seventh year in a row, Route 1 in Fairfield County has been ranked the most dangerous road for pedestrians by a transportation watchdog group.

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March 3, 2015

OP-ED | Inhofe’s Actions Show Why Critical Thinking Is Crucial

by Barth Keck | March 3, 2015 10:01pm

James Inhofe is not a high school science teacher. Good thing.

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February 24, 2015

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Variable Rate Electricity Contracts

by Hugh McQuaid | February 24, 2015 4:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lawmakers signaled Tuesday they would revisit the controversial third-party electricity supplier market and seek to ban variable rates in residential electricity contracts.

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January 30, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Keystone Pipeline Takes Center Stage in the Senate

by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 9:29am

Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday in favor of S.1, which approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, with no help from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators.

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January 29, 2015

OP-ED | Unfunded Mandates And The Towns That Hate Them

by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 8:00pm

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Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.

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January 28, 2015

Municipalities Still Unhappy With Stormwater Permit Proposal

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2015 6:30am

shutterstock The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection modified its draft storm water permit for municipalities this week, but at least two municipal lobbies say it’s still an unfunded mandate.

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January 19, 2015

Local Officials Continue To Sound Alarm Bells Over Storm Water Permit

by Hugh McQuaid | January 19, 2015 2:32pm

Municipal leaders are seeking further concessions from the state environmental protection agency on new regulations forcing towns to reduce pollution through storm water runoff.

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