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EPA approves contentious dumping site

Matt Pilon |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a final rule that will allow dredged silt to continue to be dumped at the eastern Long Island Sound over the coming decades.

Mattress recycling saves $1.5M in disposal costs

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's Bye Bye Mattress Program has recycled 150,000 mattresses, saving cities and towns more than $1 million in disposal costs, according to the first annual report released by the Mattress...

CT auto sales remain strong in changing dealership landscape

Q&A talks about the state of CT's retail auto industry with James Fleming, president of the CT Automotive Retailers Association.

Hartford among six counties under first-ever 'drought watch'

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup has issued the state’s first-ever drought watch, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy advised residents in six affected counties to limit unnecessary water...

New biz group aims for statewide sustainability action

Matt Pilon |

Nearly 90 representatives from some of Connecticut's most recognizable companies — Pratt & Whitney, LEGO, ESPN and Uber — gathered recently with the state's top energy regulators and...

Innovation key to Paine’s trash-hauling evolution

Natalie Missakian Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Paine's Incorporated

S&P Global: MDC ratings downgrade reflects Hartford's distress

Patricia Daddona |

S&P Global Ratings has lowered its long-term rating on Metropolitan District general obligation (GO) bonds, to 'AA' from 'AA+'.

Drought among issues on radar at CT Water Plan hearings

Patricia Daddona |

A New Britain public hearing on Connecticut's Water Plan is set for Oct. 26, one of three hearings aimed at addressing water management issues that include the current drought.

Federal funds boost boat-sewage pumpouts

Matt Pilon |

Pumpout facilities on the Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s largest lake collected 1.2 million gallons of sewage from boats in 2015, a record high, according to new date released by the...

Report: Transportation, buildings key to emissions reductions

Matt Pilon |

With a major shift from coal to natural gas and more efficient power plants largely complete in the Northeast, further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will have to come from other sectors,...

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