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September 5, 2018

Municipal Lobby And Environmentalists Trade Barbs on ‘Model’ Fracking Ordinance

by Jack Kramer | Sep 5, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News

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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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July 20, 2018

Larson Slams GOP Resolution Opposing Carbon Tax

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 12:08am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Energy | Environment | Taxes | Transportation

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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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July 17, 2018

Candidates Mix It Up At Climate Change Forum

by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment

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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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July 2, 2018

Poll: Bipartisan Concern Over Highway Congestion and Pollution

by Jack Kramer | Jul 2, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Poll | Transportation

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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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June 29, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs

June 1, 2018

Larson Pushing Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment

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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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May 15, 2018

Coalition Sues State Over Sweep of Energy Efficiency Funds

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

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(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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May 7, 2018

Energy Bill Heads To House, Solar Installers Object

by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2018 6:44pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment

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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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March 13, 2018

Lawmaker On Quest For Extra Hour of Sunlight

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Congress | The Economy | Education | Energy | Public Health | Public Safety

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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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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

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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