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legality of each bill questionable
6:42 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

CT's two proposed fracking waste bills: to ban or to regulate?

A worker walks on top of a container of chemicals used in the making of a brine water that is then pumped below the surface in a hydraulic fracturing process to release natural gas from shale deposits at a gas well site in Zelienople, Pa.
Credit AP/Keith Srakocic

Fracking for natural gas could be coming to New York sometime in the future—right now, the state has been reviewing the health impacts of fracking for several years.

Meanwhile, Suffolk County and several other counties already have a law banning disposal of fracking waste.

And, now Connecticut is considering legislation dealing with fracking waste, and it’s generating some controversy.

WSHU's Mark Herz talks with The CT Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel to get some details.

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Zeldin raises 7x Demos
7:45 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Demos spends big to take on Bishop

George Demos is spending on ads like these to attack Lee Zeldin and Tim Bishop

Candidates for New York's hotly contested first congressional districts filed campaign finance disclosures yesterday and it looks like another wealthy candidate is flooding the district with money.

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Esty says more infrastructure funding needed
6:31 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Malloy lists upcoming transportation projects

Governor Dannel Malloy and Conn. Department of Transportation workers in Waterbury on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced the major projects planned for this year's construction season today. Malloy spoke at a rainy news conference along Interstate-84 in Waterbury, and said widening the I-84 corridor there is one of several projects that will share about $1.8 billion in state and federal transportation funds. Other projects include replacing the Q-Bridge in New Haven along I-95, rehabilitating a portion of the Merritt Parkway in Stamford and making various improvements along I-95 in Norwalk. U.S.

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Renters could benefit too
7:49 am
Tue April 15, 2014

For shady Connecticut homes, "shared solar" might work

Gene De Joannis' tree-surrounded house in Manchester, Conn.
Credit Jan Ellen Spiegel

Despite major efforts the last few years to convert Connecticut homes to solar power, it’s turned out that the vast majority of them aren’t suitable for it. State lawmakers this session are considering legislation that would help those folks get solar power anyway - without actually having it at their homes.  

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Bill bans storage or disposal of fracking waste
6:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bill to ban fracking waste from Conn. passes state legislative committee

A bill that would prohibit the storage or disposal of hydraulic fracking waste in Connecticut got the approval of a key legislative committee on Monday. Lawmakers on the state General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 34 to 6 to move the bill forward.

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