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Connecticut AG: Sunscreen Makers' Claims 'Misleading'

Connecticut AG: Sunscreen Makers' Claims 'Misleading'

HARTFORD, Connecticut, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the representations made by sunscreen manufacturers in their advertising and labeling are “dangerously misleading claims.” In response to a petition by Blumenthal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year issued a new proposed rule to stop misleading claims by sunscreen manufacturers.…

Corporate Fight Lets Toxics Flow to Long Island Sound

Corporate Fight Lets Toxics Flow to Long Island Sound

HARTFORD, Connecticut, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Connecticut officials are seeking an order against two disputing companies whose inaction and ongoing argument they allege is allowing PCB contamination to jeopardize Bridgeport Harbor and Long Island Sound. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy said Monday that the state has…

Floating LNG Terminal OKd for Long Island Sound

Floating LNG Terminal OKd for Long Island Sound

WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2008 (ENS) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, Thursday unanimously approved Broadwater Energy’s proposal to build and operate the first floating terminal for the storage and delivery of liquefied natural gas in the United States. Broadwater Energy, a joint venture between Shell Oil and TransCanada Corporation, has proposed to permanently…

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

NEW YORK, New York, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental advocates and state and city governments filed lawsuits Thursday to force the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt stronger energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces and boilers. The public interest law firm Earthjustice filed suit on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, arguing that…

Connecticut Urges Rejection of Long Island Sound Gas Terminal

Connecticut Urges Rejection of Long Island Sound Gas Terminal

HARTFORD, Connecticut, January 8, 2008 (ENS) – Connecticut, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has formally urged New York to reject the proposed Broadwater liquid natural gas, LNG, facility nine miles from shore in Long Island Sound. He says a newly proposed LNG facility 20 miles off the coast of New Jersey would be safer and cause…