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CNG fined $50K over gas leaks

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has fined utility Connecticut Natural Gas $50,000 for failing to get its lower priority leaks under control.

Long Island Sound Blue Plan bill passes legislature

The Connecticut General Assembly has passed legislation that will create the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, an effort to develop a coordinated strategy toward use of the Sound's waters and submerged...

CT to debut mattress recycling

Connecticut will unveil the nation's first mattress recycling program, Bye Bye Mattress, on May 1 in Hartford.

Malloy creates climate change council

On Earth Day on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order creating a new council to keep Connecticut on its greenhouse gas emissions goals by 2050.

Mohegans start work on Tennessee pellet plant

The Mohegan Tribe's wood pellet business has begun the initial installation and retrofit of its third factory in Jasper, Tenn., preparing for a November opening.

G. Fox scion gifts Bloomfield land to CT

A scion of former G. Fox Co. department store co-founder Beatrice Fox Auerbach donated 40 Bloomfield acres to the state to preserve as public open space, authorities say.

State lawmakers pushing electric vehicle use

Q&A talks with State Rep. James Albis (D-East Haven), who is co-sponsoring legislation that would lay the groundwork for electric vehicle expansion in Connecticut.

These CT K-9s have noses for illegal fish

Connecticut's environmental protection and energy agency says it has instituted its first K-9 enforcement unit to combat fish poaching.

Attorney General shakes up environment division

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on Tuesday swapped out the leadership of his Environmental Department, replacing the head who ran the division for 18 years.

CT continues fishing ban on herring

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has continued its prohibition against taking fish species alewife and blueback herring from most inland and marine waters in the state.

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