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Public-private partnership launches plastics-recycling push

Matt Pilon |

State agencies, municipalities and various collaborators launched a campaign last week that seeks to educate state residents about available recycling programs for plastic bags and films.

Advocates push to ban under-the-radar sales of state property


Conservation advocates hope to clear a crucial hurdle this spring toward establishing tougher standards for the sale or transfer of state property.

U.S. House advances Coltsville National Park plan


The U.S. House of Representatives this week brushed aside a major obstacle to the full establishment of Coltsville National Park by approving legislation that changes the site of the park's...

Report: State must do more to recycle waste

Matt Pilon |

A series of stewardship programs Connecticut has implemented since 2011 have caused a sizeable dent in the collection and recycling of paint, mattresses, electronic waste and mercury thermostats, but...

CT considers local property sale tax for open-space efforts

Matt Pilon |

Legislators are weighing a proposal calling for a local-option tax on real estate purchases in order to boost local funding for the acquisition, preservation and stewardship of open space.

Feeling heat from CT, feds may alter high-speed rail plan


In the staredown between the Federal Railroad Administration and opponents of part of its plan in Connecticut to bring high-speed rail to the Northeast Corridor, the federal government has blinked.

Study: Pipeline expansion would cost ratepayers

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A study commissioned by environmental and consumer groups claims that the Access Northeast pipeline expansion would cost more than its proponents have said.

Storm postpones VW emissions meeting

Matt Pilon |

Thursday’s snowstorm has postponed a meeting in which state officials were to take input from the public on how Connecticut hopes to use nearly $52 million in funds from an emissions-related...

Malloy unveils licensing program for water providers

Matt Pilon |

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget unveiled this week calls for a licensing program for providers of drinking water, which will likely impact ratepayers.

Aquarion to recover drought costs

Matt Pilon |

Public water utility Aquarion has received a preliminary green light to recover $9.5 million in costs incurred from drought conditions that ramped up in 2016.

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