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New Britain, Connecticut, Mayor Erin Stewart has pulled out of a contentious project to build a gravel quarry onto city property.

California Wildfire Smoke Reaching New England

Aug 27, 2018
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Smoke from California wildfires that's shrouding skies there is reaching all the way to parts of New England.

Andy Edman, with the science and technology infusion division at the National Weather Service, said, "Fires in California can have an impact in the Midwest, can have an impact in the East Coast. When you look up, there's contributions coming from all over the U.S. in the skies that you see."

CCM Aids Towns In Drafting Fracking Regulations

Aug 27, 2018
Brennan Linsley / AP

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) has developed a model ordinance for towns in the state to prohibit hydraulic fracturing waste at the local level, while statewide efforts remain stalled.  

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Connecticut environmental officials say the state will be disproportionately affected by new EPA rollbacks on coal pollution announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

Bridgeport's 'Mount Trashmore' Will Soon Be No More

Aug 22, 2018
Courtesy of the Bridgeport Public Library / Natalie Cioffari

“Mount Trashmore,” otherwise known as the construction debris site in the East End of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is in the final stages of clean up.

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