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RGGI eyes carbon-cap reduction

Matt Pilon |

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap-and-trade market launched in 2008, is considering how much lower its nine-state carbon allowance cap should be in the years ahead.

Report: CT remains nation's ozone 'tailpipe'

Matt Pilon |

Ozone pollution remained relatively high in Connecticut between 2013 and 2015, according to the American Lung Association, which for the second year in a row assigned a failing grade to seven of...

Ex-EPA's McCarthy named to CT Green Bank board

Patricia Daddona |

Gina McCarthy, ex-administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will serve as a member of the Connecticut Green Bank's board of directors.

CT rebellion against federal rail plan grows — and may have impact

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

A rebellion that began in Old Lyme and has spread along coastal Connecticut is pressing the federal government to make big changes in an ambitious plan to bring high-speed rail to the Northeast, and...

Sanitized Marriott Hartford allowed to reopen

Gregory Seay |

The city says Hartford's Marriott Hotel Downtown has been cleared to reopen its ballroom and other operations temporarily suspended and sanitized following a recent illness outbreak.

15 CT burgs get lead-abatement support

Gregory Seay |

Hartford, Enfield and New Britain are among 15 Connecticut communities whose residents are eligible for public funding to abate lead contaminants in their households, authorities say.

Tesla advocates recruit array of supporters

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An ad hoc, varied coalition of environmental groups, Mohegan Sun, commercial property owners, and renewable energy organizations and companies wrote to state legislative leaders Wednesday urging them...

New Milford, Suffield farms join protected list

Gregory Seay |

Suffield's 60-acre Stiles Farm is one of two Connecticut farms whose acreage will be perpetually preserved for agriculture, state ag officials say.

CT, nine states settle $157.4M Volkswagen emissions case

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut stands to receive $14.8 million of a $157.4 million multistate settlement with auto-maker Volkswagen that resolves state claims over alleged emissions violations associated with equipment...

The losing race against Tesla

Bruce Redman Becker and Jules Benton Becker |

Nationwide protests have erupted over the way in which corporate money, revolving-door lobbyists, and fake news are undermining our democracy in Washington. But Connecticut residents need not look...

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