environment http://wshu.org en Proposed Conn. ban on sale of GMO grass meets some resistance http://wshu.org/post/proposed-conn-ban-sale-gmo-grass-meets-some-resistance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposal by state Senate President Donald Williams to ban the sale of genetically modified grass in Connecticut met some resistance on Monday in the state legislature’s environment committee. Opponents complain the proposal is vague and they don’t know what it would actually cover.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:01:03 +0000 Ebong Udoma 14299 at http://wshu.org Proposed Conn. ban on sale of GMO grass meets some resistance Environmentalists rate Conn. lawmakers; One pushes back http://wshu.org/post/environmentalists-rate-conn-lawmakers-one-pushes-back <p>The <a href="http://www.ctlcv.org/">Connecticut League of Conservation Voters</a> issued a <a href="http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?m=29401&amp;l=1#{%22page%22:1,%22issue_id%22:182743}">report card</a> Tuesday, grading Connecticut lawmakers on environmental issues. The report says the League is happy with new bond funding for sewage treatment upgrades and open space acquisition. &nbsp;But the report says the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection remains “dangerously underfunded.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:31:41 +0000 Craig LeMoult 8305 at http://wshu.org Environmentalists rate Conn. lawmakers; One pushes back Conn. selects wind farm and solar project to expand state's renewable energy http://wshu.org/post/conn-selects-wind-farm-and-solar-project-expand-states-renewable-energy <p></p><p>Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:32:26 +0000 Craig LeMoult 5515 at http://wshu.org Conn. selects wind farm and solar project to expand state's renewable energy Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts http://wshu.org/post/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts <p>As Connecticut continues to rebuild its shoreline after two years of tropical-style storms, the idea that some parts of the coast should not have homes on them is gaining more and more traction with federal and state officials. But local officials and homeowners – not so much. &nbsp;&nbsp;As the <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2013/09/10/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts">CT Mirror’s </a>Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:07:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 5343 at http://wshu.org Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts Even with closure, fishermen and environmental officials not optimistic about future of lobsters http://wshu.org/post/even-closure-fishermen-and-environmental-officials-not-optimistic-about-future-lobsters <p>The closure of the lobster fishery in Long Island Sound beginning this weekend is intended to protect a small and threatened population of the crustaceans. Lobstermen and state environmental officials don't agree on what killed off the lobsters, but neither seem too optimistic about this new step making much of a difference.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:37:22 +0000 Craig LeMoult 4754 at http://wshu.org Even with closure, fishermen and environmental officials not optimistic about future of lobsters