EPA

Gina McCarthy, President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CT Commissioner’s Nomination To Head EPA Blocked By GOP Boycott

Senate Republicans have boycotted a scheduled committee vote on the former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

05/09/2013

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Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean E-Mail Boxes?

Senators sidetracked their confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss secret government email addresses that have been used by senior EPA officials for at least a decade. McCarthy is former head of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,.

04/11/2013

Gina McCarthy, President Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Connecticut DEP Commissioner To Head Federal EPA

Former Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection commissioner Gina McCarthy has been chosen by President Obama to become the next administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, replacing Lisa Jackson.

03/04/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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Appeals Court Overturns Cross-Border Emissions Regs

A federal appeals court has overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.

08/21/2012

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Northeast’s Push On Air-Borne Pollution Yields Stricter Soot Standards

In response to a lawsuit by Connecticut and ten other states, the EPA is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air.

06/15/2012

EPA Says It Will Fine Owners Of Former Power Plant Site Over PCBs

Connecticut and federal officials are taking action against the owners of a former power plant in New Haven because of problems with the disposal of toxic materials.

02/13/2012

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Court Delays ‘Cross State Pollution Rule’

A federal court Friday put on hold a controversial Obama administration regulation aimed at reducing power plant pollution in 27 states that contributes to unhealthy air downwind in states like Connecticut.

12/30/2011

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EPA Getting Tough On Drifting Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states that contributes to unhealthy air downwind. But the rule’s effect in Connecticut differs from an earlier proposal.

07/07/2011

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Supreme Court Rules Against Connecticut, Other States In Emissions Suit

The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by Connecticut and other states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

06/20/2011

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