Pollution

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Sewage Plant Superintendent Sentenced

A Waterbury man who formerly served as superintendent of the Plainville wastwater treatment plant has been sentenced to four years in prison for assorted crimes, including tampering with the alarms at the plant, causing discharge of sewage into the Pequabuck River.

12/23/2013

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Justices Seem Receptive To Reducing Cross-State Air Pollution

Several Supreme Court justices Tuesday suggested during a 90-minute argument that they believe the Environmental Protection Agency did not exceed its authority when it issued i 2011 rule seeking to to reduce pollution from power plants in 28 states that drifts into states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

12/10/2013

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Connecticut Among States In Zero-Emissions Initiative

Connecticut is one of eight states pledging to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution.

10/24/2013

High levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been found in the Hudson River, much of which is likely from untreated raw sewage being pumped into the water. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study: Hudson River Polluted With Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

High levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been found in the Hudson River, much of which is likely from untreated raw sewage being pumped into the water.

07/20/2013

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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

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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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