Connecticut en What Connecticut Stands to Gain (and Lose) From Fracking <p>Connecticut lawmakers are considering a ban of waste from “fracking,” the controversial method of obtaining natural gas cheaply. This comes less than a year after the state approved a major expansion of its natural gas infrastructure to capitalize on production in nearby states. Now, some are wondering whether Connecticut can avoid the environmental risks of the fracking boom.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">You can read or listen to Patrick Skahill's report on WNPR's website.</a></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:53:07 +0000 Patrick Skahill 47682 at A Coast Guard Cutter On The Connecticut River <p>Residents of Connecticut who have looked out on the Connecticut River this winter may have seen something a bit unexpected - a Coast Guard cutter.&nbsp; A ship called the <em>Bollard </em>has been on the river for weeks -- dutifully breaking up ice.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Visit WNPR's website to read or hear Patrick Skahill's report. </a></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:47:12 +0000 Patrick Skahill 43058 at Hassan to Malloy: Hydro Doesn't Need Support <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Maggie Hassan has sent a letter to the governor of Connecticut, Democrat&nbsp;Dannel&nbsp;Malloy, asking him to reject changes to that state’s renewable energy laws, called the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The changes are seen as a boost to the controversial Northern Pass Transmission line.</p><p>The Governor Hassan’s letter says the Connecticut proposal that would allow hydro to be counted toward that state’s renewable energy goals quote, “undermines our common goal of fostering new and small-scale renewable resources here in New England.”</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:58:47 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 27133 at Hassan to Malloy: Hydro Doesn't Need Support