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(Hartford, CT) -- U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Congressman John Larson (D-1) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) today announced the award of a $200,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to evaluate flooding of the Pequabuck River and its economic impact on Bristol, Plainville and Plymouth.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) praised the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ approval of H.R. 316, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act. The Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act would permit the towns of Canton, Avon, and Burlington to operate two small, currently inactive hydropower dams and generate locally produced power.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding a $200,000 brownfield grant to the City of Meriden. The grant will be used to fund the clean-up of a parcel located at 50 East Main Street and to support community outreach activities.
(Washington, DC) – Today, the Connecticut Delegation issued a statement regarding news that President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Connecticut, triggering the release of federal funds to help communities recover from February’s winter storm.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding the announcement that President Obama has nominated former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Gina McCarthy to be the next Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s first bill as a Member of Congress – the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act – legislation that would permit Canton to operate two small, currently inactive hydropower dams and generate locally produced power.
WASHINGTON, DC—Connecticut’s congressional delegation released the following statement today applauding the announcement Connecticut will be receiving $71.8 million that may be used to repair homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and to upgrade and repair critical infrastructure. The funding, provided by the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program, is part of the $16 billion included in the Sandy Disaster Relief bill Congress passed last month. In the weeks ahead, the State of Connecticut will submit a plan for spending the funding.
Courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
WINDSOR, Conn. — Homeowners, renters, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have until Tuesday, Feb. 12 to register for FEMA disaster assistance or apply for disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.
Residents of Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties, as well as the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations within New London County, are eligible to apply for assistance with Hurricane Sandy-related losses.
CANTON —— Legislation that would give Canton and two other towns permission to use dams along the Farmington River to generate hydropower took an important step forward in Congress on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.