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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

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

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

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

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

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

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

Matt Pilon |

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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