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An appeals court ruled Tuesday that Tweed has standing to sue the state and that the Federal Aviation Act (FAAct) takes precedence over any state laws that impact the safety of airplanes flying into or out of Tweed.
Frustrated by the EPA's inaction, states are moving to address PFAS substances, an old class of chemicals linked to the pollution of drinking water.
Connecticut plans to sue the Trump administration over a plan that could keep coal plants running dirtier and longer.
A federal court will decide whether Connecticut can dump sediment in the eastern part of Long Island Sound, a benefit to Electric Boat and Groton's sub base.
Even with the budget and issues like highway tolls getting most of the legislative attention, environmental wins were big, meaningful and without drama - for a change.
On June 6, the Connecticut Siting Council approved construction of an unneeded power plant which will use fracked ‘natural’ gas and will emit over 2 million tons of CO2 yearly. This plant is to be sited in Killingly in the Quinebaug and Shetucket Valley National Heritage Corridor, upstream from an existing power plant which more than meets the needs of the region.
Oh, everyone in Hartford is still doing the usual square dance, posturing and politicking, but I doubt a special session to vote on tolls will ever happen: tolls are dead. But ‘lest the anti-toll forces should start to rejoice, they may have won this battle but the war is far from over. Because when tolls go down to defeat, there are still plenty of “Plan B” options, none of which you (or they) will like.
The revolving door between the newsroom and the Connecticut statehouse is spinning once again. On July 22, NBC Connecticut’s political reporter Max Reiss will become Gov. Ned Lamont’s new communications director.
Toni Boucher and her former Republican colleagues are pushing a “solution” to Connecticut’s transportation funding woes with their go to strategy of borrowing more money. Excessive borrowing used to be anathema to the Republican Party. What happened? Do Republicans, like Boucher, think they can hide the real cost of more borrowing? Connecticut taxpayers know better. They will be paying increased taxes for decades to come with the Republican’s debt plan.
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