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Goodspeed Airport LLC v. East Haddam Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Comm'n

The Second Circuit held that the Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act (IWWA) and the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), as well as municipal regulations that impose permit requirements for cutting trees...

River Sound Dev., LLC v. Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Comm'n of Old Saybrook

A Connecticut appellate court upheld a local wetlands commission decision denying a developer's application to construct 221 residential housing units, a golf course, a roadway network, associated structures, and infrastructure...

State v. Cote

The Supreme Court of Connecticut held that an individual convicted for storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit in violation of state law is entitled to a new trial due to improper jury instructions. The trial court...

Contractor's Supply of Waterbury, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Commissioner of Envtl. Protection

The court held that General Statutes §22a-196, which prohibits the operation of asphalt batching and continuous mix facilities within one-third of a mile from any hospital, nursing home, school, area of critical environmental...

Middlebury, Town of v. Department of Envtl. Protection

The court upheld the dismissal of a town's appeal of seven stationary source air permits granted to an energy company by the state's environmental agency. The lower court ruled that the agency's decision was not a "final decision" in a...

Fort Trumbull Conservancy, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. New London, City of

The court reversed a lower court decision holding that a conservancy group lacked standing under the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) to challenge a municipal development plan that called for the condemnation of property...

Celentano v. Rocque

The court upheld a lower court decision dismissing a developer's appeal of a state administrative order directing him to remedy deficiencies in a dam and an associated detention basin in Naugatuck. The agency commissioner properly acted...

Toll Brothers, Inc. v. Inland Wetlands Comm'n of Bethel

The court held that a lower court improperly ordered the state wetlands commission to issue an inland wetlands permit to a developer. Although the record lacks substantial evidence to support the commission's denial of the developer's...

Islander E. Pipeline Co. v. Connecticut Dep't of Envtl. Protection

The court held that a state environmental agency arbitrarily and capriciously denied a pipeline company's application for a water quality certificate that would allow it to discharge into waters of Long Island Sound during the...

Tarullo v. Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Comm'n of the Town of Wolcott

The court affirms the dismissal of a property owner's appeal of a town wetlands commission's grant of a wetlands and watercourse permit for the construction of a subdivision on land adjacent to that of the property owner. The property...