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2017 GreenCircle Awards

This special focus section highlights the winners of this year's GreenCircle Awards – an annual awards series organized by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) to...

CT drought advisory ends

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut’s drought situation continues to improve.

Malloy, Jepsen support Paris climate treaty ditched by Trump

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 18 other state attorneys general in signing an open letter supporting climate action for the Paris Climate Agreement abandoned last week by...

U.S. needs more low-cost financing options for infrastructure repairs

Larry Bingaman |

We have all experienced the frustration of bone-rattling potholes or traffic back-ups from emergency road repairs. Now keep those potholes and traffic jams in mind, but picture a separate, hidden...

Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes for new fee to fund parks

KYLE CONSTABLE | CT MIRROR |

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for a new fee to ensure state parks stay open, staffed and maintained despite the state budget crisis.

CT sues EPA over transient Pennsylvania air pollutants

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to take action on the state's request to halt pollution blowing into Connecticut from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power...

CT's delayed energy plan could mean trouble for Millstone bill

JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL | CT MIRROR |

Connecticut's master plan for energy use and policy is months behind its three-year update, and now the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it will not be ready in time for...

Sustainable biz group targets Hartford area

Matt Pilon |

At a concert, it sometimes takes one brave soul to get a reluctant crowd dancing.

DEEP: Sweep wouldn’t affect pollution mitigation plans

Matt Pilon |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s attempt to close a nearly $390 million budget hole in the current fiscal year won’t affect plans to use funds from a Volkswagen legal settlement for air-pollution...

Complaints persist even as shared solar (finally) nears finish line

Jan Ellen Spiegel | CT Mirror |

Shared solar, a concept that can provide solar power to many of those who otherwise can’t get it, has been on the radar in Connecticut since 2012. After years of delays it may finally be close...

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