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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.

Hartford public works boss Cruz-Aponte retiring

Gregory Seay |

Marilynn Cruz-Aponte, the first Latina to head Hartford's public works department, is retiring, effective March 10, the city says.

CT gets good news for now on its EPA grants

Jan Ellen Spiegel | Connecticut Mirror |

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental is breathing at least a temporary sigh of relief over the Trump administration freeze of Environmental Protection Agency grants and...

N. Hartford firm hit with $400K EPA penalty

Gregory Seay |

A New Hartford adhesives maker must pay $400,000 in fines and settlement payments for violating a provision of the federal Clean Air Act, prosecutors say.

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