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  • Florida water credits would fight pollution

    Florida water credits would fight pollution
    An essential cure for Florida's ailing rivers and lakes is to prevent pollution related to sewage, storm water and other sources that make harmful algae grow wild. The task is painstaking and expensive, which is why Florida wants to go statewide with...
  • Gov. Malloy Overly Harsh

    Gov. Malloy Overly Harsh
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was unnecessarily harsh this week in telling commissioners of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that they could resign if they can't accept his reorganization of the state's environmental protection and energy agencies....
  • Environmental Group Files Notice It Will Sue to Stop Plum Island Sale

    A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species. Save the Sound, a...
  • SS Badger, last of coal-fired steamships in U.S. waters, gets new lease on life

    The last coal-fired steamship operating in U.S. waters is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash. Work on the 62-year-old SS Badger began last...
  • Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting

    Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting
    Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory. But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
  • Toomey, Casey agree: Exempt waste coal power plants from pollution rules

    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules. The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
  • DEP says 'little potential for harm' to public from oil, gas development in Pa.

    The state Department of Environmental Protection released what it says is the most thorough study conducted of radioactive materials associated with oil and gas extraction on Thursday. In January 2013, the DEP announced it would take a close look at...
  • Obama administration sets new limits for methane emissions

    The Obama administration set a goal Wednesday of cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by nearly half in the next 10 years with a proposal targeting new wells. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will propose rules this...
  • Restoration work approved for Mead Grove

    Restoration work approved for Mead Grove
    The City Commission has approved two grant agreements funding improvements at the Mead Grove wetlands area, clearing the way for a restoration of Lake Lillian. On Monday, the commission approved use of a $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of...
  • DEEP Gives Water Diversion Plan Early Approval

    DEEP Gives Water Diversion Plan Early Approval
    MANSFIELD — A plan to bring up to 1.2 million gallons of water a day into Mansfield and the University of Connecticut received tentative approval from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Tuesday. The "Notice of Tentative...
  • Local Leaders Vent Over Costly State Anti-Pollution Proposals

    Local Leaders Vent Over Costly State Anti-Pollution Proposals
    CROMWELL — New antipollution regulations being proposed by the state to control runoff from streets and lawns could cost cities and towns $100 million, local officials from across Connecticut warned Tuesday. Members of the Connecticut Conference...