DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
December
12/23/2008Beverage Distributors Must Comply By Jan. 5 With New Law Concerning Handling Of Funds From Bottle Deposits
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has established a system to help beverage distributors comply with a new state law requiring them to account for funds they collect and pay out for deposits on containers covered by the state's "Bottle Bill".
12/23/2008Gillette Castle State Park Open For School Vacation Children's Programs Monday, December 29th And Tuesday, December 30th
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be offering two days of special children's programs at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam on Monday, December 29th and Tuesday, December 30th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
12/22/2008DEP Hearing Officer Recommends Approval Of Permits For Plainfield Renewable Energy Generating Plant
  A hearing officer for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today proposed that permits - with requirements to protect natural resources and water quality - be granted for the construction and operation of the proposed Plainfield Renewable Energy (PRE) generating plant.
12/19/2008RGGI States' CO2 Auction Continues Strong Performance
  The states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)today announced the results of the second auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions allowances in the United States.
12/16/2008CT DEP Receives National Recognition For Their "What Is The DEP?" DVD
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has won an international award for a video it produced to help recruit a more diverse workforce and promote a broader interest in environmental issues across the state.
12/11/2008Governor Rell: EPA Backs Off Power Plant Rule Change
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today celebrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to back away from a proposed rule change that would have seriously undermined air quality and the health of residents throughtout New England.
12/4/2008Dinosaur State Park Sponsors "The Wild Inside" During School Vacation Week December 26 - January 4th, 2008
  The Friends of Dinosaur State Park & Arboretum and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will offer a variety of special programs during school vacation week, December 26 - January 4th, 2008.
12/4/2008Shop Online At The DEP Store Perfect Holiday Gifts For The Outdoor Enthusiast
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offers a wide variety of unique and affordable holiday gifts for children and adults.
12/4/2008DEP Offers Outdoor Safety Tips
  The Department of Environmental Protection today reminded outdoor enthusiasts - including hunters and non-hunters alike - to be safe in the woods.
12/3/2008DEP Names New Director Of Marine Fisheries
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has named David Simpson as the new Director of Marine Fisheries in the agency's Bureau of Natural Resources.
12/1/2008Statement Of Governor M. Jodi Rell On U.S. Supreme Court Action Concerning Islander East
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by Islander East Company, LLC in a case involving a certificate needed for construction of a natural gas pipeline across Long Island Sound:
12/1/2008December Programs At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection announces two educational programs during the month of December at Goodwin Forest Conservation Center in Hampton.