New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on the environment on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Martens says his agency has “absolutely no plans” to issue permits for shale gas drilling and fracking in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
One day after President Obama touted the hydro fracking of natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” New York's environmental commissioner says it’s “extremely unlikely” that permits for drilling wells will be issued in the next year.
Three patients across three different states have new kidneys as a result of a six-person exchange that took place in December. The transplants happened in Connecticut, Ohio and Maine, and the results were announced at press conferences in all three states on Thursday.
You may have heard the expression “herding cats”… well, every year, the Audubon Society tries something equally difficult. They try to count all the birds in North America. And this year, there's a surprise in Connecticut: snowy owls.
In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus. The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports it peers far, far into the future.