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December 6, 2018

Energy Assistance Group Pilots Program for Water Assistance

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Operation Fuel, which provides financial help to people who fall short on their home heating and cooling bills, is piloting a program for Greater Hartford residents who are unable to make their water payments.

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November 27, 2018

Environmental Groups Appeal Energy Sweeps Ruling

by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Courts | Energy | Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — Energy-efficient businesses and environmental groups have appealed a federal judge’s ruling in favor of the General Assembly’s authority to sweep $145 million in ratepayer funds to balance the budget in 2017.

The judge said the legislature’s decision to sweep the fund did not impair contracts between ratepayers and their electric-distribution companies.

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November 6, 2018

Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Lockbox and Land Hearings

by CTNewsJunkie | Nov 6, 2018 11:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | Transportation

Voters tired of seeing transportation funds raided and land deals made under cover of darkness passed two constitutional amendments Tuesday aimed at holding the legislature in check.

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October 25, 2018

Long Island Sound Funding Authorized in Newly Signed Law

by Peter Urban | Oct 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Weather | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed legislation that sets aside $65 million a year for public-private efforts to safeguard Long Island Sound over the next five years.

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October 17, 2018

Climate Change A Moving Target In Governor’s Race

by Jack Kramer | Oct 17, 2018 4:00am
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 12:16pm
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 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Opinion | Weather | White House | Energy Sector

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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 11:01am
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 9:30am
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 12:30pm
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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