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 Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
Representative Joe Courtney was the lone member of the Connecticut delegation to vote in favor of a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 1976 law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. waters.
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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 Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | Madison | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation
MADISON, CT —State officials and environmentalists Thursday were celebrating the recently approved Passport to Parks program that allows free parking at Connecticut beaches and parks, but it has some local officials worried about summer traffic jams.
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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 Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 9:08pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Town News | Haddam
HARTFORD, CT — A constitutional amendment to protect state land from being sold or given away without public input will be on the 2018 ballot for voters to decide.
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by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2018 3:54pm
Posted to: Environment | Insurance | Housing
HARTFORD, CT — The Senate gave final passage to a bill Wednesday that would add a $12 annual surcharge to every homeowner insurance policy in the state to help homeowners with crumbling foundations in about 40 north central Connecticut towns and others whose homes are sinking in New Haven.
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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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