DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
January
1/31/2008Governor Rell: Cornwall And Canaan Open Space Parcel To Be Protected
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the state's plan to purchase, and protect as open space, a 308-acre parcel of land in the towns of Cornwall and Canaan.
1/29/2008Attorney General, DEP Sue, Seek Injunction, Fines Against Company For Polluting Branford River
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced he has sued Atlantic Wire Company, LLC of Branford for 21 illegal discharges of toxic waste water into the Branford River since December 2005 -- most recently on January 21 -- and other violations of state environmental laws.
1/29/2008Statement Of DEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy Concerning Resolution Of Water Discharge Violations
  "Based on information developed by the staff of DEP, the Attorney General is taking one of these companies to court and we have far-reaching Consent Orders with the four others.
1/24/2008Governor Rell Offers Testimony Critical of EPA's Refusal to Grant California Waiver on Emissions
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to let California and other states - including Connecticut - enforce stronger auto emissions standards.
1/18/2008Governor Rell Announces $665,000 For Madison Shoreline Greenway Trail
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $665,000 to help build a greenway trail from Madison to New Haven is expected to gain approval when the state Bond commission meets January 25.
1/16/2008Governor Rell Announces $750,000 For Squantz Pond Improvements
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $750,000 to finance safety improvements at Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets January 25.
1/16/2008DEP Issues Proposed Final Decision To Issue Discharge Permit For Madison Landing Proposal
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a proposed final decision to approve a water discharge permit application for the Madison Landing project that requires the use of advanced sewage treatment technology and steps to guarantee ongoing inspections, maintenance and monitoring of the system.
1/15/2008Governor Rell Announces $109 Million For Clean Water Fund Projects
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $109 million to provide cities and towns with loans and grants for local sewer system and sewage treatment plant improvement projects is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets January 25.
1/15/2008Attorney General, DEP Announce Environmental Settlement With Thames Shipyard
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced that the Thames Shipyard and Repair Company and other defendants have agreed to pay a substantial penalty and perform environmental protection projects to resolve several violations of environmental laws and regulations.
1/11/2008Governor Rell: FERC Decision 'A Travesty'
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today utterly rejected the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's environmental impact study of the proposed Broadwater liquefied natural gas facility, saying FERC's conclusion that the project would have little effect on the Long Island Sound is ludicrous.
1/10/2008Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy Of Environmental And Social Justice Family Festival
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is co-sponsoring the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice Family Festival.
1/9/2008DEP Employees Receive Federal Certification To Conduct Mammography Quality Assurance Inspections
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced two DEP employees received their certification from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inspect and certify proper operation of mammography facilities licensed by the FDA to perform mammograms in Connecticut.
1/9/2008Sixteen State Park Lifeguards And Six Park Rangers Receive Honors For Heroic Actions
  At a ceremony today in Hartford, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Susan Hamilton honored the heroic actions of 22 Connecticut State Park Lifeguards and Park Rangers and recognized contributions made to water safety in Connecticut during 2007 by DCF, numerous YMCAs, and DEP's Water Safey Task Force.
1/9/2008DEP Announces The Annual Long Island Sound License Plate Program Request For Proposals For Long Island Sound Fund Grants
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Long Island Sound License Plate Program, which is administered through the Office of Long Island Sound Programs, is requesting grant proposals from non-profit, educational, municipal and other organizations for projects that preserve and protect Long Island Sound.
1/7/2008Make Your New Year's Resolution Now Ride Your Bike To Work On The Last Friday Of Each Month
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) applauds those who keep their momenutum going by riding their bikes to work throughout the winter months.
1/3/2008DEP Announces Second Annual "Winter Festival" at Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) "No Child Left Inside" initiative continues even during the winter cold with the second annual "Winter Festival" at Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth, that showcases outdoor winter activities for the whole family.
1/3/2008DEP Announces Winter Trout Stocking
  It's early January and the chill of winter is already upon our lakes and ponds, setting the stage for that wonderful wintertime activity called ice fishing!
1/2/2008Governor Rell, AG Blumenthal Intervene In Case Against EPA To Fight Global Warming
  Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold state rights to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from automobiles.