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Environmental Politics

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  • State Environmental Official Tours Middletown Development Sites

    MIDDLETOWN — During a tour of city projects Wednesday, the state's top environmental official rode a lift to the roof of an old factory building in the north end to view arrays of solar panels producing power for new businesses inside. Reaching the...
  • Restriction considered for Gloucester waters

    GLOUCESTER — Two waterways in Gloucester County soon may be designated as "no discharge zones." The Gloucester Board of Supervisors gave approval Tuesday night to the county's Go Green Gloucester Advisory Committee to submit an application to the...
  • Average fuel economy of new cars rises to record 24.1 mpg, EPA says

    Average fuel economy of new cars rises to record 24.1 mpg, EPA says
    New vehicles reached a record-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency reported. In its annual report on fuel economy and carbon-dioxide emissions, the federal agency said Wednesday that 2013 model year vehicles achieved an average...
  • Sunshine State, not Feds, should control water destiny

    Sunshine State, not Feds, should control water destiny
    Florida's geology, topography, and watercourses are unlike any other state's in the nation, dominated by vast flood plains along the coast and countless bodies of water — virtually all connected underground by our precious aquifer system through...
  • California's drought is a national problem

    California's drought is a national problem
    To the editor: As California suffers, so does the nation. The more we pay for water, the more the nation pays for food. ("In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat," Oct. 5) California's drought does not call for a water bond measure; this needs...
  • Malloy Scores Points With Environmentalists While Foley Focuses On Other Issues

    HARTFORD — Since the start of this year, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy has been scoring big points with Connecticut environmentalists. He's come down on the side of protecting glass eels, agreed to ban waste from natural gas fracking, backed clean...
  • State officials object to Big Sugar building plans

    State officials object to Big Sugar building plans
    Sugar industry building plans threaten to get in the way of Everglades restoration and could create flooding hazards, according to state regulators. The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are...
  • U.S. top court rejects challenge to ozone regulations

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an industry challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by Republican former President George W. Bush's administration that set standards for ozone pollution. By...
  • DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee speaks at Eastern Connecticut State University

    On Oct.1, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee appeared in a crowded lecture hall at Eastern Connecticut State University to discuss the history of environmental protection in the state. Klee took over...
  • When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife

    When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife
    Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest. But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
  • Florida utilities are major players in governor's race

    Florida utilities are major players in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Utility rates, solar power and the future of Florida's environment are a few of the minor details getting short shrift in this year's down-and-dirty gubernatorial slugfest. While the $49 million in ads has been dedicated to wedding...