Overview of environmental issues...air quality, water quality and quantity.
LWV of Weston keeps an eye on the environment before, after and during Earth Day!


WATER MEETING OVERFLOWS WITH ATTENDEES! 
POWER POINT REPORT (BIG FILE, LONG DOWNLOAD) HERE


LWV OF WESTON SPRING MEETING!!!  JOINTLY SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY...
Water Protection Strategies:  Director of the Westport Weston Health District answers questions from residents and provides information in two hour talk.

In a power point lecture Saturday, May 2 - interspersed with questions and answers- WWHD Director Mark Cooper describes how the field is changing, and how WWHD, a regional partnership, began its official tasks in 1965 (as "Aspetuck Valley Health District").  Merger with other towns is now policy of the State of CT for organizations providing services - WWHD does not have population to be considered a regional entity, but we may be joining with Wilton and possibly others to carry on the work!

MAJOR POINTS MADE IN POWER POINT:  more here.

WHAT IS AN AQUIFER?  WHAT ARE KNOWN THREATS TO WATER QUALITY?

Mark Cooper said that each individual private well is an aquifer - but State of Connecticut regulations only refer to well-head protection.


Mr. Cooper reviewed the aquifer contamination concerns that WWHD enforces...as part of well construction standards, etc. (see Public Health Code Sec. 19 and C.G.S. Chapter 4&2 - as well as Sanitary Code of the WWHD).

And more thoughts...save the morning of May 2nd, 2009
Water Protection Strategies to be Addressed by Director of the Westport Weston
Health District


Water quality is fundamental to the health of Westonites. To paraphrase an old slogan, we are what we
drink – and what we drink is determined not only by our rivers, streams, and reservoirs, but also by what
we allow to leach into the aquifer below our feet.

Mark A. R. Cooper, the newly appointed director of the Westport Weston Health District, will share best
practices for water protection at an upcoming program organized by the League of Women Voters of
Weston. Mark Cooper has a degree in natural resource and conservation management and believes in
a holistic approach to community health issues.

The talk, co-sponsored by the LWV and Friends of the Weston Public Library, will be held on Saturday,
May 2 at the library’s community room. The program will get under way at 10:30 am.

More information on the event may be obtained from Helen R. de Keijzer at 226-7830.





CLICK ABOVE FOR LINKS TO U.S. E.P.A., NEMO...
Blumenthal Blasts EPA Emissions Veto; Attorney General: Agency's Denial Of State's Rules 'Profoundly Illegal' 
DAY
By David Collins    
Published on 12/21/2007 

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wasted no time Thursday in issuing a stinging broadside against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for its veto of Connecticut's and other states' tough new car-emissions rules, promising a swift challenge in court.

Calling the EPA decision Wednesday to deny California and 16 other states the right to set their own emissions standards an “early Christmas gift to the auto industry,” Blumenthal vowed a spirited fight.

“We will help lead the court challenge of this outrageous and profoundly illegal decision,” he said.

Connecticut environmentalists, who lobbied hard to convince the legislature last year to adopt tough new California-level emissions — which would have forced automakers to cut new-car greenhouse emissions by as much as 30 percent by 2016 — also decried the EPA decision.

A coalition of environmental groups have also been ramping up to convince Connecticut lawmakers to enact even broader legislation to cap greenhouse gas-causing emissions in 2008, a tougher goal given the new EPA decision.

“This is huge. It is a blatantly illegal act,” said Roger Reynolds, senior staff attorney for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. “To have this done by a federal agency charged with protecting the environment is both ridiculous and tragic.

[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at THE DAY (New London, CT) website]




League of Women Voters of Connecticut FALL Conference 2000 was about "Air Quality"