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Governor Rell Positions Connecticut for Plug-In Hybrids

Article: Governor Rell Positions Connecticut for Plug-In Hybrids

HARTFORD, Connecticut, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – There is more to encouraging the use of hybrid-electric vehicles than simply plugging them in, said Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell today. “We need to make sure the state’s electric infrastructure is ready for the additional demand, and we want to avoid problems that could crop up if,…

Connecticut Honors Community Actions to Fight Climate Change

Article: Connecticut Honors Community Actions to Fight Climate Change

HARTFORD, Connecticut, May 30, 2008 (ENS) – Governor M. Jodi Rell has recognized seven individuals and organizations with awards from the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change. Governor Rell said, “Connecticut has been a leader in addressing climate change by putting strong programs in place to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of…

Corporate Fight Lets Toxics Flow to Long Island Sound

Article: 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…

Dollars Ahead for Connecticut's Shoreline Greenway Trail

Article: Dollars Ahead for Connecticut's Shoreline Greenway Trail

HARTFORD, Connecticut, January 23, 2008 (ENS) – Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $665,000 to help build a greenway trail from Madison to New Haven is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets on Friday, January 25. The Shoreline Greenway Trail is a 25 mile multi-use trail from Lighthouse Point in…

Connecticut Urges Rejection of Long Island Sound Gas Terminal

Article: 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…

Restoring the PCB-Damaged Housatonic River Basin

Article: Restoring the PCB-Damaged Housatonic River Basin

HARTFORD, Connecticut, December 23, 2007 (ENS) – The recommended “short list” of proposals to restore natural resources in Connecticut’s Housatonic River Basin was issued last week, bringing accomplishment of the actual restoration one step closer. After months of sorting through 92 proposals, the Natural Resource Trustee SubCouncil for Connecticut presented a list of 31 proposals…