April 21, 2017 greenhoper

-“From Climate Change, Trump Policies, State Cuts” Connecticut’s environment showed little improvement in 2016 and is facing a risky future involving climate change, state funding shortages, and worrisome federal policy shifts, according to a watchdog agency’s latest report. The state’s Council on Environmental Quality’s annual report warned that Connecticut’s air, land and water quality doesn’t appear to be getting much better despite all the programs underway at the state and local levels. Lawmakers and the CEQ’s executive director, Karl Wagener, warned that staffing cutbacks at the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection agency have become so severe that the…