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May 21, 2015

House Lawmakers Give Tesla the Green Light; Bill Heads to Senate

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.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Approves Variable Rate Ban to Protect Residential Electric Consumers

by Elizabeth Regan | May 20, 2015 7:15pm

Elizabeth Regan It is now up to the House to decide if Connecticut will become the first state in the country to ban variable-rate electricity contracts.

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May 15, 2015

House Moves to Treat Vaping the Same As Smoking

by Cara Rosner | May 15, 2015 11:53am

shutterstock The state House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill that, if enacted into law, would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in nearly every place traditional cigarettes are banned in Connecticut.

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May 8, 2015

Towns Voice Concerns Over Potential Change in Workers Comp Law for Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2015 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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April 23, 2015

OP-ED | We Must Rededicate Ourselves to Conservation and the Environment

by Susan Bigelow | April 23, 2015 10:15pm

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SUSAN BIGELOW 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.

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Governors Renew Their Cooperation To Region’s Energy Challenge, Under Protest

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 8:00pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, A Push To Ban Plastic Bags, Microbeads

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 3:40pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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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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