Legislative drama ends with good, bad and ugly

The 2017 legislative session wrapped up at midnight Wednesday. There were good outcomes, bad outcomes, and some things yet unsettled, but one thing is clear: citizens like you helped tremendously to avert crises and get good policies passed. We couldn’t have done it without you! Here are some snapshots from our legislative experts on bills […]

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What’s on tap: 2016 CT legislative agenda

Connecticut’s legislative session starts on Wednesday and we’re thrilled to share our priorities with you! 

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Around Connecticut, tree trimming harming town environments

We’re hearing reports of excessive tree trimming by utility companies from around Connecticut this week. CFE/Save the Sound intern Zac explores what’s happening to trees in his hometown. 

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Final Decision by PURA on Tree-Trimming Passes the Buck

Dampens enhanced tree-trimming plans and leaves tree protection up to citizens and towns.

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Another Chance to Protect Connecticut’s Street Trees

Over the last several months, Connecticut’s utility companies and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority have been going back-and-forth on a tree-trimming plan around power lines.

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An Update on Tree-Trimming

Concerned residents throughout the state want to keep their street trees intact.

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Press Release: Tree-Trimming Plans Bad for Neighborhoods, Inconsistent with State Law

“The plans proposed would lead to the removal of far too many healthy trees—trees that shade our sidewalks, clean the air, reduce erosion and stormwater runoff, and raise property values. No one wants to live in a clear-cut neighborhood.”

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New Tree-Trimming Plan Cuts Too Deep

“Enhanced Tree-Trimming” could leave Connecticut’s tree-lined streets crude and bare. Come to public meetings this week to save your neighborhood trees.

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