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  • Protection Of State Lakes Gets Little Attention

    Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are cash cows for rural towns, given their relatively high property tax assessments. All provide state residents with aesthetic, recreational and educational benefits.
  • Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change

    Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change
    In a single stroke Monday, the Obama administration opened a two-front war against the forces of scientific ignorance and political inertia. Its weapon was a policy proposal aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 15% to 17%...

    Kaine, Warner look for middle road on carbon rules

    When it comes to the EPA's newly announced carbon rules, U.S. sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are glad to have more time for study before the regulations are finalized. They're walking a fine line as representatives of a state that produces coal, but...

    EPA chief defends power plant rule against GOP charges of overreach

    WASHINGTON The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama administration power plant rule that Republicans attacked as regulatory overreach and Democrats said was vital. In a hearing...

    Chicago mayor outlines obstacles facing Great Lakes, despite intensive funding

    CHICAGO When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel first ran for Congress in 2002, he vowed that protecting the Great Lakes would be high on his agenda. The primary concerns at the time were environmental damages wrought by invasive species such as zebra mussels, as...