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CT delegation takes aim at Pa. coal plant

Matt Pilon |

All seven members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation urged the Environmental Protection Agency this week to force a Pennsylvania coal plant to reduce air pollution that wafts towards...

Report: Marijuana cultivators are chronic power users

Matt Pilon | 2

A recent white paper from clean-energy research provider EQ Research recommends that state regulators and utilities work together on ways to lower power consumption at marijuana growing facilities.

Water companies, public systems urging water conservation

Patricia Daddona |

Two water companies and six public water systems are continuing to urge voluntary water conservation, complying with a notice originally issued June 27 by the Connecticut Interagency Drought...

UTC, National Geographic partner on sustainable urban cities initiative

Patricia Daddona |

This October, Farmington’s United Technologies Corp. and National Geographic will present “Urban Expeditions,” a multimedia series exploring sustainability in global cities.

Farmland preservation group hires outgoing senator

Wethersfield-based Working Lands Alliance said it has named Clark Chapin as project director.

DEEP lifts fishing consumption river advisory after Southington spill

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) this week lifted the fish consumption advisory for the Quinnipiac River in Southington following a chemical spill last week.

Officials evaluating water quality after Southington spill

Matt Pilon |

State officials are advising outdoor enthusiasts to avoid fishing or walking the banks of a stretch of the Quinnipiac River in Southington, following a chemical spill at a manufacturer Wednesday.

UConn nets Dominion grant for CO2 study

Matt Pilon |

Virginia-based energy giant Dominion said its foundation has awarded a $24,500 grant to UConn to help students study carbon dioxide and ecosystem stress in Long Island Sound.

Bridgeport hits O&G with blight fines

Matt Pilon |

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said Thursday that the city will fine O&G Industries $100 per day for blight violations related to a debris pile located at the Torrington-based construction firm's...

CT legislature tried to stop the exportation of water. What’s next, air?

Don Vaccaro |

Creating an environment for job creation in Connecticut should be the No .1 goal for our elected officials, both on the local as well as state level.

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