Coal Tar Ban Bill Passes the House

April 5, 2017

I am pleased to announce that HB 5884, which would prohibit the use of coal tar sealants on state and local highways, has passed the House!

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Urban Praises OK Of Crumb Rubber Ban

April 4, 2017

Recycled tires, known as crumb rubber, contain a dozen carcinogens and at least 20 lung irritants. Rep. Diana Urban's legislation to ban the use of crumb rubber on playground surfaces has been approved by the Planning and Development Committee and now goes to the floor of the House of Representatives.

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Candlewood DEEP

February 28, 2017

The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is holding a public meeting this week on a proposal to use pesticides in Candlewood Lake.

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Testimony on Environment Committee Bill

February 24, 2017

Today I testified in favor of HB 6313, which would establish a tax for single-use carry out plastic and paper bags. The funds from such tax would be used for environmental purposes and encourage consumers to use reusable bags.

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