DEEP: News Releases - 2009
News Releases - 2009
June
6/30/2009DEP Administrative Offices Closed Friday And Monday
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that all of its administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6 as a result of the celebration of the July 4 holiday on Friday and a state furlough day Monday.
6/30/2009Governor Rell Applauds EPA Approval Of California Auto Emissions Standards
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today hailed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to approve California's request for stricter greenhouse gas emission standards for motor vehicles, calling the decision an important step forward in efforts to address climate change that will mean the sale of cleaner, greener cars in Connecticut.
6/22/2009Gov. Rell Says Latest Regional Carbon Auction Brings $4.7 Million To Connecticut
  Governor M. Jodi Rell said today the latest regional auction of carbon allowances has generated $4.7 million for Connecticut's clean energy and energy efficient programs, which include incentives for solar rebates and leases for homes, fuel cell production and funding to help communities and businesses reduce their energy dependence.
6/16/2009Where Wildlife Live: Understanding And Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
6/16/2009Connecticut DEP Recognizes GreenCircle Award Recipients
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will recognize 17 members of DEP's Remediation Division's Laboratory Quality Assurance & Quality Control Workgroup (QA/QC) for their work in improving the quality of analytical data used to support remediation projects statewide.
6/16/2009Connecticut DEP Announces Summer Programs At Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces summer programs at the Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
6/16/2009Where Wildlife Live: Understanding And Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) and Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) announce a Wildlife Habitat Program at Goodwin Center, Hampton, CT on Wednesday, June 24 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6/11/2009Governor Rell Signs Bill Requiring Green Cleaning Products In Public Schools
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today signed House Bill 6496 that requires local and regional school districts to used green cleaning products in schools, helping to ensure a healthier air quality for students, faculty and staff.
6/10/2009DEP Seeks Proposals For Clean Vessel Act Funding For Marine Sewage Disposal Facilities For The 2010 Boating Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Long Island Sound Programs (OLISP) has announced the availability of annual Federal Clean Vessel Act (CVA) funding to provide federally funded matching grants for qualifying projects that provide boat sewage disposal facilities.
6/9/2009Governor Rell Announces National Search For New Commissioner Of Environmental Protection
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she is launching a national search for a new Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner to replace Commissioner Gina McCarthy, who has moved to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation programs.
6/9/2009UCONN, CT DEP Step Up Campaign To Find And Fight Mile-A-Minute Vine, An Invasive Plant
  Scientists and staff at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and the CT Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are teaming up to tackle a problematic invasive weed.
6/9/2009Wildlife Mural Unveiled At The Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, Burlington
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Friends of Sessions Woods today unveiled an 8'x24' mural painted by local artist and Master Wildlife Conservationist Charlene VanNess, at a special reception held at DEP's Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, Burlington.
6/5/2009Governor Rell Commends Open Space Advocates
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended fifteen individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of linear open space in Connecticut.
6/5/2009Connecticut DEP Chooses Artwork For 2010 Connecticut Boater's Guide Cover
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) along with the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), Riverfront Recapture, and Goodwin College today announced the winner of the 2010 Connecticut Boater's Guide Cover.
6/3/2009CT DEP Presents "Learn The Language Of Scent" At Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Kellogg's Gardens are popping and scent is in the air!
6/3/2009DEP, DPH And Milford Health Department Working With Current Owner Of Former Milford Cleaning Village To Assess Potential PCE Contamination
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the city of Milford Health Department are working with the new owner of the property where the former Milford Cleaning Village was located to determine the nature and extent of groundwater contamination moving from that site to an adjoining property that is the location of an apartment complex.
6/3/2009CT DEP Recreational Trails Grants Program Requesting Proposals
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut Recreational Trails Program Grants.
6/1/2009State Mosquito Program Announces Start Of Mosquito Testing For West Nile And Eastern Equine Encephalitis Viruses
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program is again monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people including West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) in 2009.