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January 30, 2015

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

by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 8:29am

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 7:00pm

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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 5:30am

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 1:32pm

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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January 16, 2015

OP-ED | Malloy Endears Himself To Plastic Bag Lovers Everywhere

by Terry Cowgill | January 16, 2015 5:30am

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Facing the prospect of a transportation crisis and a $1 billion deficit over each of the next two years, you’d think the General Assembly would focus like a laser beam on the budget, the economy, and finding a way to rebuild our crumbling transportation infrastructure.

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January 15, 2015

Report Blames Renewable Energy For Higher Costs, Proponents Say It’s ‘Misleading’

by Cara Rosner | January 15, 2015 10:30am

Shutter Stock photo A state mandate requiring electricity providers to get a certain percentage of their power from renewable energy sources is forcing consumers to pay rising electric rates and will cause other problems down the road, according to a report out this week.

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December 29, 2014

State Backs Off Stormwater Regulations

by Christine Stuart | December 29, 2014 5:29am

The state is backing off its proposal to impose strict new requirements on local governments in an effort to get them to reduce pollution through stormwater runoff.

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December 22, 2014

A Handful of Lawmakers Seek To Cap Fixed Portion of Electricity Bills

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2014 3:12pm

Christine Stuart photo Outraged by a recent increase in the fixed cost paid by residential utility customers, a handful of state lawmakers are looking at legislation to cap that fixed amount.

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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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