environmental issues...air quality, water quality and
LWV of Weston keeps an eye
on the environment before, after and during Earth Day!
MEETING OVERFLOWS WITH ATTENDEES!
POINT REPORT (BIG FILE, LONG DOWNLOAD) HERE
LWV OF WESTON SPRING
MEETING!!! JOINTLY SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE
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
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).
thoughts...save the morning of May 2nd, 2009
Strategies to be Addressed by Director of the Westport Weston
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.
FOR LINKS TO U.S. E.P.A., NEMO...
Blasts EPA Emissions Veto; Attorney General: Agency's Denial Of
State's Rules 'Profoundly Illegal'
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.
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.
help lead the court challenge of this outrageous and profoundly
illegal decision,” he said.
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.
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.
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"