environment

Real Estate
11:30 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Homeowners in Rowayton, Conn. divided over preservationist plan for bird sanctuary

The fate of whether a peninsula in a Fairfield County coastal estuary is preserved will be decided by the property’s neighbors in a vote on Sunday. The issue has divided many in a private housing association in Rowayton, Connecticut.

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Proposed Conn. ban on GMO grass seeds
6:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Proposed Conn. ban on sale of GMO grass meets some resistance

Conn. Senate President Donald Williams discussing with fellow Democrat state Senator Andrea Stillman outside the state Senate Chamber
Credit Ebong Udoma

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.

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Environmental scorecard
5:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Environmentalists rate Conn. lawmakers; One pushes back

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters issued a report card 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.  But the report says the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection remains “dangerously underfunded.” 

Kirsten Griebel of the League says one area of energy policy needs attention.

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Conn. renewable energy portfolio
6:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Conn. selects wind farm and solar project to expand state's renewable energy

Credit AP Photo/Matt Young

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.

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery
9:07 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts

The mouth of Old Field Creek in West Haven
Jan Ellen Spiegel CT Mirror

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.   As the CT Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.

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