Bush admin appeals ruling on mercury cap-and-trade plan

The Bush administration has appealed a court ruling that struck down the U.S. EPA's controversial mercury cap-and-trade plan. The earlier ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found the EPA violated the Clean Air Act when it enacted the mercury rule in 2005. Read More »

Residents question rail trail warrant articles

Concord’s Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee held a joint meeting at the Alcott School Monday to discuss articles related to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail on the warrant for next month’s Town Meeting.

Selectmen, FinCom and an auditorium half-filled with residents watched slideshows detailing three articles directly related to the trail design, and another that would appropriate $50,000 from free cash for any follow-up work needed on the 25 percent design. Read More »

Denver hopes to reduce car emissions by encouraging better driving

The city of Denver has unveiled a "Driving Change" pilot program designed to reduce vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions by encouraging drivers to ease off the lead foot. Starting in May, 400 public and private Denver vehicles, including that of Mayor John Hickenlooper, will have a device installed to monitor time spent braking, idling, accelerating, and speeding. Analyzed results and personalized recommendations for reducing fuel consumption will then be posted on the internet. Read More »

Lights out, Concord

After a brief presentation by the chairman of Concord’s Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee, Brian Crounse Monday night, the Board of Selectmen signed a “Lights Out America” proclamation that will take effect on the evening of March 29 from 8 to 9 p.m. Read More »

Selectmen firm up positions

At its meeting Monday night, the Board of Selectmen voted no action on four articles on the upcoming Town Meeting warrant, including articles asking for an update to the town’s long range plan and asking for a residential restriction to be lifted on Forest Ridge Road land.

On Article 36, a potential release of a residential development restriction on lot 6E at Forest Ridge Road, the Board voted no action. Read More »

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