Some two generations since the first Earth Day, five Connecticut environmentalists reflect on its legacy and what it means for the future.
Save the Sound
Will climate change have something to say about the Tweed Airport expansion? Experts think so
A tropical storm was a reminder that in a showdown between climate change and Tweed airport, climate change could win.
For CT’s environmental agency, Zoom was ‘the real hero’ of the pandemic
Despite some legislative setbacks, more work on environmental issues than initially anticipated got done over Zoom
It looks like CT’s Transportation Climate Initiative bill is dead. Now what?
The legislature’s failure to pass TCI could test the state’s leadership role in battling climate change.
CT has big plans for tackling climate change. Now it has to make them happen.
Gov. Ned Lamont wants to expand the role of the Connecticut Green Bank to include funding for climate change projects.
Energy bill takes on storm response and grid reform challenges
Energy legislation wasn’t on the radar for any special legislative sessions called to deal with critical issues lost to the COVID-cancelled session from this winter. Even the annual July electric rate adjustment –- which this year contained big increases that sparked public outrage — would not have warranted legislation. That was until Tropical Storm Isaias […]
CT senators demand DHS explain ban on Plum Island visitors
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s senators, joined by one from New York, are demanding Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explain why her agency has shut down visitor access to Plum Island, a spit of land in the Long Island Sound that for years has been shrouded in mystery.
Blumenthal joins Dem effort to block Trump offshore drilling plan
WASHINGTON — Offshore drilling is the focus of the latest battle between environmentalists and the Trump administration. On Tuesday, a group of 15 Democratic senators reintroduced the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism Anti-Drilling (COAST) Act to keep oil and gas drilling banned in the Atlantic and other coastal areas.
U.S. House votes to temporarily halt Plum Island sale
WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers and environmental groups who want to stop a federal sale of Plum Island, won a key victory as the U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to temporarily halt efforts to sell the property.
Bridgeport election sparks anxiety over big environmental plans
BRIDGEPORT — With Mayor Bill Finch leaving office soon, there is concern for the incomplete environmental projects in his BGreeen 2020 initiative. Some worry that Mayor-elect Joseph P. Ganim, who campaigned on cutting taxes, could choose to pull the plug on some of the projects – especially those that involve city money.
New push to stop Plum Island sale
WASHINGTON — A new effort to sell Plum Island in Long Island Sound has intensified a tug of war that pits Connecticut lawmakers and environmentalists against the federal government. the island’s owner.