Environment

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March 12, 2019 - 8:56 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) – This week marks the 20th anniversary of the observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week. From now until March 16th, Connecticut Public Health Officials are encouraging private well owners to test their water. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health,...
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AP
March 11, 2019 - 2:31 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A public hearing is being held in Connecticut on proposed bans and taxes on plastic bags, straws and foam takeout food containers. The hearing began Monday morning at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. One bill would bar stores from providing or selling single-use...
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Bernie Loubier
March 10, 2019 - 9:56 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The public will have an opportunity to weight on the fate of plastic bags, straws and foam takeout food containers in Connecticut. The legislature's Environment Committee will hold a public hearing Monday on a host of bills that ban such items or impose a fee. One bill bars...
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AP
March 09, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) - The Mystic Seaport Museum says it is working toward eliminating all single-use plastics on its site including utensils, straws and plastic bags. The Connecticut maritime museum on the Mystic River says it is working on the initiative with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in...
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AP
March 06, 2019 - 12:13 pm
A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative ideas without fear of...
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