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October 17, 2018

Climate Change A Moving Target In Governor’s Race

by Jack Kramer | Oct 17, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — While the issue of climate change hasn’t gained a lot of traction in the gubernatorial debates, recent news events have moved it — if not to the front burner, at least off the back one.

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October 9, 2018

Connecticut Officials Press For Coverage of Fallen Trees Under FEMA

by Jack Kramer | Oct 9, 2018 1:16pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Environment | Federal Budget | Weather | Hamden

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HAMDEN, CT — Connecticut’s politicians, using a home and yard badly damaged by the May 15 tornado as a backdrop to make their point, said Tuesday they have introduced new legislation to end the ban on disaster relief to homeowners for fallen trees and debris.

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October 5, 2018

OP-ED | What We’re Not Talking About: The Environment

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Opinion | Weather | White House | Energy Sector

Data source: NASA/GISS; 
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Maybe you missed the expiration date for our civilization during all the other news that broke this week, but here it is: according to the Trump administration the world will warm a catastrophic 7 degrees Fahrenheit (~4 degrees Celsius) by 2100. The Trump administration plans to take zero action.

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September 27, 2018

Transportation Lockbox and Sale of Public Land On The Ballot Too

by Jack Kramer | Sep 27, 2018 12:01pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Economic Development | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—While the focus in recent days and weeks has been on who will be Connecticut’s next governor, there are also two other hot button issues that will be decided by voters on Election Day.

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September 20, 2018

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Weirdly Quiet Referendums

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 20, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Environment | Opinion | Transportation

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This November, we’ll be voting on whether to add two amendments to the state constitution of 1965 — the transportation “lockbox” and protections for state-owned land. If you haven’t heard of this before now, you’re not alone.

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September 14, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 1:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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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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August 6, 2018

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Playing To Their Base

by Christine Stuart | Aug 6, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | Federal Budget | Health Care | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was outside the state Capitol on Monday calling for a constitutional amendment on abortion, while Ned Lamont was down at the river criticizing the Trump administration’s freeze on fuel efficiency standards.

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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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