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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Glenview continues collecting in unrecyclables program

     Glenview continues collecting in unrecyclables program
    On Feb. 6, a steady stream of people dropped off unwanted medications and sharps, batteries, and mercury-containing devices to Glenview Village Hall. The patriotic also brought American flags in for retirement. During the week, bins also are available...
  • Lawmaker Wants Communities To Have Better Notice Of Connecticut Park Plans

    HARTFORD — A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park. Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme has proposed legislation...
  • Dominion warns of blackouts if James River line is delayed

    Dominion warns of blackouts if James River line is delayed
    Peninsula residents and businesses could face brownouts or rolling blackouts early in 2017 if Dominion Virginia Power can't get started on a controversial transmission line across the James River by the end of the summer, company officials warned the Army...
  • SS Badger, last of coal-fired steamships in U.S. waters, gets new lease on life

    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...
  • Glastonbury Youth Wins Fishing Challenge

    Glastonbury Youth Wins Fishing Challenge
    GLASTONBURY — Nicholas Bourdoulous was one of four youths from across the state to catch a "top angler" award during the recent 7th annual trophy fish awards ceremony. Bourdoulous participated in the "fishing challenge" portion of Connecticut's...
  • Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups

    Malloy Budget Cuts Mean Big Trouble for Tiny Conservation Groups
    HARTFORD – In the grand scheme of a $20 billion-a-year state budget, Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to chop $285,000 in funding for a bunch of relatively obscure non-profit conservation agencies seems like no big deal. Except that, for these tiny soil-...
  • Former Sparrows Point mill owner fined for environmental violations during demolition

    Former Sparrows Point mill owner fined for environmental violations during demolition
    The former owner of the Sparrows Point steel mill in Dundalk and its demolition contractor have been hit with more than $3 million in penalties for pollution violations that officials say occurred during the tear-down of old mill buildings. The...
  • Brooks Mountcastle: New coal-ash rule doesn't do enough to protect communities

    Pennsylvania is burdened with a staggering amount of coal ash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's much-anticipated national coal-ash rule came out late last year. While this first ever coal-ash rule is an important first step, it is a timid one....
  • Climate change: State lags whether phrase banned or not

    Climate change: State lags whether phrase banned or not
    Whether or not Florida Gov. Rick Scott banned the phrase "climate change," there's no question the state has not made the issue a priority. Low-lying Florida, which has the second-longest coastline of any state, is especially vulnerable to rising sea...
  • Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab

    Burlington seeks loan to fund water tower rehab
    The Burlington Village Board recently voted to begin the process for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency low interest loan to fund the rehabilitation of the village's water tower. The project includes maintenance work and repainting of the tower...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...