environment

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.

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.

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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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.

Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts

Sep 18, 2013
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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