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DEEP closing islands to protect coastal birds

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is closing down two state-owned island and instilling new conservation measures on beaches in order to protect six species of coastal...

Summer Green Guide publishes

Dive deep into the environmental law enforcement at the Connecticut Attorney General's Office, take a look back at 75 years of garbage at the Hartford Landfill, find out how to create fashionable...

Bill to allow grocers to charge for plastic bags

Brad Kane |

New legislation being introduced Tuesday at the Connecticut General Assembly will allow grocery stores to charge customers to use plastic bags, part of an agreement reached with State Sen. Ted...

CT sued over tri-state renewable plan

A New York solar company that has previously sued Connecticut over the state's energy purchases has filed another lawsuit against the proposed pact between Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

Boomers' tastes give retirement communities fresh look

Q&A discusses how the coming "Silver Tsunami" of Baby Boomers is impacing senior housing/retirement communities with Amenta Emma architect Myles R. Brown and Duncaster...

Roth matches compassion with entrepreneurial spirit

John Stearns |

Julianne Roth tried her entrepreneurial hand straight out of college, launching an errand-running business. It lasted about a year and Roth discovered she had more to learn about owning and running...

Stamford landlord pays $75K for lead paint

Stamford landlord Garden Homes Management Corp. has agreed to pay a $54,644 civil penalty and complete a $20,000 replacement project over lead-paint containing windows at its property in Bridgeport.

N. Windham firm pays $127K for hazardous waste

North Windham manufacturer United Abrasives has paid a $26,619 penalty and made $100,000 in improvements to resolve allegations it violated federal and state hazardous waste laws.

Groton, Norwich to pay $614K for EPA water issues

Groton and Norwich will pay $614,330 in fine and upgrades to settle a claim by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the cities violated federal clean air laws mean to prevent chemical...

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.

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