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Floating Wind Turbines Are A Good Idea

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Wind turbines may be one of the best renewable energy solutions, but as turbines get larger they also get noisier, become more of an eyesore, and require increasingly larger expanses of land. One solution: ocean-based wind turbines. While offshore turbines already have been constructed, they’ve traditionally been situated in shallow waters, where the tower extends […] [Read More]
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Comments of Steven Schrag, ConnectiCOSH, before the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

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Good evening my name is Steve Schrag and I am a co-chair of the Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health (ConnectiCOSH). We want the families and friends of those who were killed at the Kleen power plant explosion to know that we will keep them in our prayers. ConnectiCOSH is a labor-based coalition that […] [Read More]
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Laws targeting domestic violence take effect this week

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Initiatives will keep domestic violence shelters open around the clock, establish electronic monitoring program for offenders and require prevention training for educators New state laws approved by the General Assembly that assist victims of domestic violence, crackdown on offenders and increase public awareness of the epidemic take effect this week. Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont Offers Strategies to Relieve Congestion, Improve Transit, and Create Jobs

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Lamont Releases Plan to Get Connecticut Moving Again As Connecticut families prepare to grapple with holiday travel this weekend, Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont unveiled his plan to ease traffic congestion, expand transit options, and repair our crumbling infrastructure. With a focus on public-private partnerships and securing federal funds for transit projects, Lamont’s “Plan […] [Read More]
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Federal and State Regulations on Indoor Tanning Support Scientific Evidence That Indoor Tanning Is Not Safe

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American Academy of Dermatology Association Urges States to Move Forward with Indoor Tanning Restrictions As the scientific evidence mounts, more federal agencies and state governments are taking action to educate and protect Americans against the serious risks of indoor tanning. Recent and pending legislation in numerous states restricting access to indoor tanning, along with the […] [Read More]
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Thousands of Injuries with Sparklers, Firecrackers, and Aerials; CPSC Urges Consumers To Put Safety In Play During the Fourth of July

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About 200 fireworks injuries a day during month surrounding the holiday The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants consumers to put safety in play if fireworks are part of your Fourth of July celebrations. A new CPSC study (pdf) indicates that in 2009 there were two deaths and nearly 9,000 emergency room visits for […] [Read More]
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Reps. Courtney, DeLauro, Larson, Murphy, Himes Call for Investigation into Anthem’s Exorbitant Insurance Rate Hikes

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Representatives Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Chris Murphy and Jim Himes sent a letter to Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan today calling on his office to investigate exorbitant insurance rate increases requested by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem). Anthem recently withdrew its request for a 39-percent rate increase for plans it operates in […] [Read More]
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Upon Further Review

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One of the claims made by the Malloy campaign is simply untrue: In his time as CEO Ned laid off most of his workforce, while paying himself hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was completely debunked in the Hartford Courant as summarized by David Sirota below. The original lie was told by Joe Lieberman (remember […] [Read More]
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What I Don’t Like – Democrats Attacking Each Other

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It’s really getting ugly out there – and I wish it would stop – I’m especially upset that the Lamont-Glassman campaign is now attacking Malloy-Wyman – I really had respected their restraint up until now. One of the latest salvos began with a Courant article questioning Dan Malloy’s oft-repeated claim of bringing 5,000 new jobs […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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This is a very brief survey of the latest research. Click on links for more information on the research cited here. My Health Research Report blog also includes additional items, including a recent National Cancer Institute Report on Vitamin D And Cancer Prevention, and an interesting Consumer Reports Health Report. I am taking less Vitamin […] [Read More]
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