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The losing race against Tesla

Bruce Redman Becker and Jules Benton Becker |

Nationwide protests have erupted over the way in which corporate money, revolving-door lobbyists, and fake news are undermining our democracy in Washington. But Connecticut residents need not look...

DEEP: Sewage funds paying off

Boating pumpout facilities on Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s largest lake pumped a record 1.28 million gallons of sewage in 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Jepsen vows emissions fight

Matt Pilon |

State Attorney General George Jepsen isn’t happy with President Donald Trump’s recent policy stance to ease emissions standards for vehicle tailpipes.

Biz, environmentalists square off on $525M carbon tax

Matt Pilon |

For the past decade, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson has regularly lobbied Congress to pass a nationwide tax on carbon emissions, something that had been supported by former Vice President Al Gore.

CT details $2.2M statewide mapping grant

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut has allocated $2.2 million grant for mapping the topography and elevation of the entire state – data that will eventually be available to the public, authorities say.

Agencies, industry push for broader use of RGGI funds

A pool of state money generated through the auctioning of carbon-emissions allowances could be used for broader purposes, if a bill before state lawmakers makes it through the legislature this...

Easing auto emissions rules would set back CT clean-air efforts

Jan Ellen Spiegel | CT Mirror |

A couple of weeks after the presidential election, Sen. Richard Blumenthal brought together representatives of about a dozen Connecticut environmental advocacy groups to brainstorm ways to deal with...

S.Windsor ticket seller promotes greenhouse gas reduction

Patricia Daddona |

South Windsor-based Ticket Liquidator, which sells live entertainment tickets online, is teaming up with eco-friendly online shopping portal UCapture to ensure a portion of each ticket sale funds...

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.

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