| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:44 PM
HARTFORD — Caulk used in the construction of Clark Elementary School is laden with PCBs and may be a reason why the school's air is tainted with the hazardous chemical, the district's consultants said in a report Friday.
Samples taken from the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Non-news flash: President Obama vetoed the bill Tuesday that would have forced the administration to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from eastern Alberta to the southern edge of Nebraska.
Now that this little exercise in Kabuki...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Columbia-based specialty chemicals giant W.R. Grace & Co. announced Thursday that it would split into two independent companies, one focused on construction products and one focused on other materials and chemicals.
Grace officials said the split, in...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The state of Connecticut didn't bid in an auction for a former Boy Scout camp in Bozrah, a state official confirmed Thursday, but it still supports preserving the nearly 340-acre, prime slice of wilderness.
Graham Stevens, office director of land...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:50 AM
State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) recently announced that she is applauding the grant funding awarded to Air Line Trail State Park in the amount of $400,000. The funds awarded will be used toward improvements and a Western Extension of Air Line Trail...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes.
But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:00 PM
During its first meeting of 2015, the Niles Stormwater Commission looked at the flood relief projects that are still in planning stages as well as the progress of the projects that have already been approved.
During the Jan. 20 meeting, Heys and...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:56 PM
It was supposed to be a major Chinese foothold for doing business in Latin America, the largest venue for selling Chinese goods in the Western Hemisphere.
The multimillion-dollar Dragon Mart mega-mall would cover nearly 1,400 acres two miles from the...