Murphy, Blumenthal applaud EPA grant to monitor water quality at CT beaches

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) applaud the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding a $211,500 grant to the Connecticut Department of Public Health to monitor water quality along Connecticut’s coast. This federal grant will help protect and preserve the Long Island Sound. Under the Beaches … read more

Water conservation: Reservoirs are full now, but summer can be dry

Although reservoirs are currently full, six Fairfield county towns — not including Ridgefield, at least for now — are subject to outdoor use water restrictions from Aquarion Water Company, with Westport and Newtown added this spring to a previous list of four towns where lawn watering was allowed just two days a week, and only at night or in the … read more

State files lawsuit against EPA to reduce pollution from Pennsylvania coal plant

Connecticut has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to take timely action on a petition from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) asking the EPA to take action to stop pollution from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant from blowing our way. The filing … read more

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