As America heads into Election Day, environmentalists are warning that time for turning back climate change impacts is running short.
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CT, NJ and NY pull lawsuit against EPA
At issue was pollution from Pennsylvania and Virginia blowing into the Northeast.
Former CT environmental chief McCarthy named to head NRDC
Gina McCarthy takes the helm at the NRDC as the Trump administration was announcing it will begin formally withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord.
CT wins a round against out-of-state smog, but it’s unclear for how long
A federal ruling scored a victory – though likely a temporary one – for Connecticut in its ongoing fight with the Environmental Protection Agency over the pollution from other states that winds up in the Northeast.
Connecticut sees ’emerging threat’ in PFAS chemicals
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.
With air quality on the line, CT is ready to fight new Trump power plan
Connecticut plans to sue the Trump administration over a plan that could keep coal plants running dirtier and longer.
CT, NY in court battle over dumping in Long Island Sound
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.
Fighting Trump’s environmental policies, Tong picks up where Jepsen left off
Connecticut’s new attorney general is taking on the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks.
As federal shutdown lengthens, impact on state, local governments grows
Washington– The longer the federal government is shut down, the more state and local governments will feel the disruption in Washington.
CT poised to catch brunt of Trump’s auto standard rollbacks
The Trump administration has unveiled its proposal to dramatically weaken auto emission and efficiency standards. Few states will feel the consequences of it more than Connecticut.
Trump digs coal, and GOP candidates skip climate forum
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.
Connecticut on front line of key fights with Pruitt’s EPA
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected Connecticut’s petition to force a power plant in York County, Pa. to cut down on smog pollutants that the state claims heavily contribute to its unhealthy air. But the state hopes to have other wins, and is at the forefront of the resistance to the agency’s proposed rollback of protections on air and water.
EPA plan to ease car emission standards would affect CT more than most
The Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to ease auto emissions standards has particular resonance for Connecticut, with the potential to force the state to accept cars that are more polluting than it wants and make its notoriously bad air even worse.
Malloy hails EPA decision to tighten restrictions on smog
WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday lauded the U.S. Environmental Agency’s reversal of its decision to delay a new rule that would lower the level of ozone emissions permitted from fossil-fuel burning, such as the exhaust from auto tailpipes and power plant smokestacks. Malloy had argued a stricter ozone rule is needed because Connecticut is polluted by emissions from other states, putting its businesses at a disadvantage and threatening the health of state residents.
Trump budget: CT health, education, research hit — defense a mixed bag
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget would require Connecticut to drop residents from key social and health programs in the state, and make tough decisions on how to handle other proposed federal cuts to education, housing and the environment. Connecticut’s congressional delegation vowed to fight it.