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CT Legislative Update and Perspectives on Environmental Advocacy in the New Year

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Connecticut has historically been a nationwide leader on environmental protection and public health issues, and activists in Hartford are working to make this another important year for our state.  The 2015 Connecticut legislative session has been underway for just over a month and state legislators have already raised a over a dozen important pro-environment bills to […]

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Hartford City Council Takes a Stand for the Clean Water Rule

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Recently Citizens Campaign for the Environment went to Hartford, Connecticut to speak in support of clean water for all Americans. That night the Hartford City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to clarify protection of waterways under the Clean Water Act (CWA), known as the […]

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PSEG-LI’s Utility 2.0: A vision for the “utility of the future”or business as usual?

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This summer, PSEG-LI released “Utility 2.0,” the utility’s long-awaited Long Range Plan for renewable energy on Long Island. While PSEG-LI’s commitment to invest in energy efficiency and solar as well as steps to cut unnecessary electric use at peak times is a good start, the Plan fails to provide a necessary clean energy vision for […]

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A Game Changer for Drug-Free Waters

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Americans are using more pharmaceutical drugs than ever before.  About half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug each month, and 10% take more than four.   In 2013, more than 3.9 billion prescriptions were filled at pharmacies in the United States.   Americans may be prescribed a whole lot of drugs, but we certainly don’t use them […]

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How to “Farmers’ Market” In 5

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Farmer’s Markets have become very popular. From young to old, hipsters to food junkie’s, people have been embracing the local farmers markets. Stats  by the USDA revealed that over the past five years the number of farmers’ markets in the United States has jumped from 4,685 in 2008 to 8,268 in 2014; that’s a 76 […]

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Saving Shark Week one #SharkFact at a Time

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It’s that time of the year again! #SharkWeek is back, and with it comes lots of old fears and myths about sharks. Shark Week was originally developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks. Unfortunately it has devolved into a pop-science fear fest in recent years (Shark of Darkness…really?). But it’s time to stop selling pseudoscience […]

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Tagging my First Horseshoe Crab

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I have never tagged a horseshoe crab. This is strange because I work to protect horseshoe crabs, advocate for reducing the harvest of horseshoe crabs, and personally think they are just the coolest crab there is. So, here we are in June—the mating season of the horseshoe crab. The time when, sometimes hundreds of crabs, […]

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