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.”
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.
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.
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.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed two energy measures into law that increase natural gas use in homes and businesses and revamp Connecticut's renewable energy policy to boost hydropower from Canada.