by Jack Kramer | Sep 5, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News
NEW HAVEN, CT—In an attempt to assist towns looking to ban hydraulic fracturing waste, better known as fracking, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has developed its own ordinance for towns looking to draft local legislation that meets guidelines.
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by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 12:08am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Energy | Environment | Taxes | Transportation
Congressman John Larson on Thursday blasted House Republicans over a resolution brought to the floor opposing a tax on carbon — an idea that he has promoted as a way to pay for rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges and other needed infrastructure.
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by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment
HARTFORD, CT — Two Democrats, an independent, and a Libertarian candidate for governor had the Trinity College stage all to themselves Monday to talk about sea level rise, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and how all of those issues impact the economy.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 2, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Poll | Transportation
A large majority of voters in Connecticut consider air pollution to be a serious problem, regardless of their party affiliation, and those same people also believe action is needed to reduce emissions from cars and trucks.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment
Congressman John Larson recently teamed up with Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin to propose legislation aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and planes.
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by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2018 11:56am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Legal | State Budget
(UPDATED 12:55 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — A group of energy efficiency contractors and both consumer and environmental advocates sued the state of Connecticut today, claiming that the legislature illegally swept $155 million in ratepayer funds to close last year’s budget deficit.
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by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2018 6:44pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment
HARTFORD, CT — The Senate passed a bill Monday that would increase electricity costs for the state and its municipalities in 2020, according to the fiscal note.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Congress | The Economy | Education | Energy | Public Health | Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT — Lack of sleep and the associated health issues are just two of the reasons Rep. Kurt Vail is still pushing for legislation that would have Connecticut stay on daylight savings time.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.
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