Sixty nine people died from the virus since yesterday, while hospitalizations continued to decline. Five state parks closed by mid-day,
Connecticut state parks and forests face a summer of social distancing and possibly a less than ideal bathroom situation.
Failure to obey social distancing rules could result in fines or park closures, the agency says.,
Waste systems in Connecticut are reaching a tipping point, raising the question of whether it’s time to reinvent how we get rid of our trash.
The plan also calls for more testing of public drinking water — and the possibility of a take back program for PFAS-containing firefighting foam for state agencies and municipal fire departments.
When a coastal meadow preserve was swamped during Superstorm Sandy, the land conservancy decided to let nature take over. And it worked.
Elaborate plans for an ambitious one-off state incarnation of a green new deal were substantially scaled back when the legislation came to the House floor on Tuesday.
Connecticut’s new attorney general is taking on the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks.
The Millstone Nuclear Power Station and Connecticut’s two utilities beat a negotiating deadline to keep the plant running for at least another 10 years.
The final clean energy competition of the Malloy administration on Friday handed the Millstone Nuclear Power Station the lifeline it has sought for nearly two years claiming the plant was at risk of closing otherwise. In a blow to the environmental advocacy community, renewable power projects were awarded fewer than 20 percent of the total power production up for bid.
In naming Katie Dykes as commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has chosen a person who is well known at DEEP. But she comes with much more of an energy than strict environmental background.
Connecticut joined the offshore wind energy world Wednesday, awarding its first project to Deepwater Wind for a 200-megawatt installation off the coast. It comes with economic development enticements for New London and its port — and the potential for some 1,400 jobs.
With the Energy and Technology Committee’s approval deadline for bills this session on Thursday, committee leaders, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the governor’s office and environmental advocates are racing the clock on one of the most consequential energy bills in years. Solar policy could stop them — again.
The final version of Connecticut’s new energy strategy and the bills that would implement it are before the legislature. So is a controversy that has dogged the plan since it was first released – solar policy.
Slid into last year’s budget during final negotiations was a provision that limits the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to 90 days to either approve or deny a laundry list of nearly four-dozen permits. If DEEP doesn’t take action, the permit automatically goes into effect. DEEP calls the sneak change “awful public policy,” and the fight is on.