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For the first time, recycling rules are now uniform across Connecticut.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee has unveiled a user friendly website so residents can check “What’s In? What’s Out?”

“A lot of people have very wishful ideas about what can be recycled. Turns out not everything can be, so we’ve have a new website, with a widget that will tell you. You plug in your item and it will tell you best how to recycle it.”

Walaa Sallum

The Trump administration has proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31 percent. It’s also rolled back a number of Obama-era environmental rules. And news outlets are reporting staffing at the agency is expected to drop to its lowest levels since the Reagan era.

Bear Visits Home In Avon

May 9, 2017
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A woman in Avon, Connecticut, received an uninvited guest over the weekend while baking brownies.  

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Connecticut and New York are among nine northeastern states petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to limit air pollution that drifts in from the Rust Belt.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the state has the highest level of ozone in the Northeast, due in large part to interstate pollution that comes from coal-fired power plants in states likes Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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After the July 4 holiday weekend, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will reduce services in Connecticut’s 109 state parks.

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