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N. Hartford firm hit with $400K EPA penalty

Gregory Seay |

A New Hartford adhesives maker must pay $400,000 in fines and settlement payments for violating a provision of the federal Clean Air Act, prosecutors say.

CT plans for VW settlement

Matt Pilon |

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a draft plan outlining what it hopes to achieve with nearly $52 million in funds resulting from legal settlements involving emissions...

S&P: Clean Power Plan repeal could have mixed impacts

Matt Pilon |

If the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) is repealed or granted a relaxed timeline, it would be a financial benefit to public utilities, but could hurt the future of...

Burlington trails reopened after insect infestation

Matt Pilon |

State officials said recreational trails at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington are open again, following approximately three months of tree removal to manage insect infestations.

Plainville engineering acquisition to address coastal flooding

Patricia Daddona |

Plainville-based Loureiro Engineering Associates Inc. has acquired DiCesare-Bentley Engineers Inc. of Groton, the company announced Thursday.

The Hartford inks $1.5B asbestos claims reinsurance pact

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford has inked a pact with National Indemnity Co. for a $1.5 billion reinsurance agreement that covers some of the insurer's exposure to asbestos and environmental liability.

W. Haven man guilty in lead-asbestos scam

Gregory Seay |

A West Haven man was convicted and could spend five years in prison for distributing false lead and asbestos abatement training certifications, federal prosecutors say.

W. Hartford’s Legrand targets emissions

West Hartford-based electrical and building systems manufacturer Legrand has joined more than 200 large companies pledging to set greenhouse-gas emissions reduction targets that align with ambitious...

Cigna, Pitney Bowes rank high for corporate responsibility

Patricia Daddona |

Bloomfield-based Cigna ranked 22nd for inroads made in corporate responsibility activity in 2016, according to CR Magazine, a journal that tracks such information.

Environmental Council concerned about farmland solar

Matt Pilon |

The state Council on Environmental Quality, an advisory agency, has added its voice to concerns about increasingly large solar farms taking up agricultural land.

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