environment

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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee says the state will continue to receive EPA grant money for its two largest projects. The announcement comes after President Donald Trump’s administration ordered the EPA to freeze its grant spending last week.

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Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has drafted a plan to spend $51 million to reduce the number of high pollutant cars on Connecticut roadways. The money comes from the Volkswagen settlement after the carmaker admitted to tricking emissions tests and polluting the air much more than claimed.

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The Trump administration has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop giving out federal grant money. A Connecticut environmental advocacy group is worried about what that could mean for projects in the region.

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The Asharoken Village Board on Long Island’s North Shore has rejected a proposed federal plan to restore a heavily eroded strip of beach that connects some residents to the mainland.

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The Village of Asharoken on Long Island’s North Shore will decide next week whether to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore its heavily eroded beach. If they decline, it could mean a future storm could cut some residents, as well has a neighboring hamlet, off from the mainland of Long Island.

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