DEEP: News Releases - 2006
News Releases - 2006
January
1/30/2006DEP Commissioner Applauds Court Action in Sentencing of Ferry Operator
  Commissioner Gina McCarthy of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection issued a statement concerning the sentencing of Mark Easter for the dumping of raw sewage from commercial ferryboats in Long island Sound.
1/27/2006Attorney General, DEP Commissioner To Fight Chester ZBA Decision That Undermines CT River Protections
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today joined the fight against a Chester Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decision that threatens to undermine rules protecting the Connecticut Riverís environment, wildlife and scenic beauty.
1/24/2006DEP Presents Diesel Emission Reduction Strategy
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has outlined measures for consideration by the General Assembly that would significantly reduce harmful diesel emissions from buses and construction equipment.
1/20/2006$87 Million for Clean Water Fund Local Sewer Projects
  Governor M. Jodi Rell said today that an $87 million package to pay for Clean Water Fund (CWF) projects and underscore the stateís commitment to the environment is expected to be approved January 27th by the State Bond Commission.
1/10/2006Festival Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is co-sponsoring the 10th annual festival honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.ís Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice. The two-day free festival takes place on Sunday, January 15, 2006, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, January 16, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven.
1/6/2006Deer Reduction at Bluff Point in Groton
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that twenty deer will be culled from the Bluff Point Coastal Reserve (BPCR) in Groton by biologists from the DEPís Wildlife Division as part of the ongoing efforts to maintain the ecological balance at the Reserve.
1/4/2006Thirteen State Park Lifeguards Receive Honors for Saving Lives
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today recognized the life saving actions performed this past summer by 13 Connecticut State Park lifeguards.
1/4/2006Children's Programs at Sessions Woods
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Wildlife Division will be offering two free childrenís programs at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington