Connecticut plans to sue the Trump administration over a plan that could keep coal plants running dirtier and longer.
By skipping a forum on climate change Monday night, the five Republican candidates for governor saved themselves from two unpalatable options: Defending the Trump administration’s love affair with coal to furious environmentalists, or riling the GOP base a month before the primary by publicly breaking with the president.
Another winter, another warning from the folks who run the power grid that natural gas shortages could cause power problems. The warning once again focuses all eyes on natural gas pipelines – viewed as either a big answer to the region’s power difficulties or a big problem, depending on whom you talk to.
Despite record low temperatures and snow, this winter has not triggered the same electric power problems and high prices the region suffered through the last two winters.
WASHINGTON – While lawmakers from coal-producing states – especially vulnerable Democrats – are wringing their hands over President Obama’s decision to force a decrease in greenhouse gases produced by the nation’s power plants, Connecticut lawmakers are shrugging off the proposal or voicing support.
Alerts are posted on the New England power grid and natural gas prices are spiking again as another cold wave hits the region.