DEEP: News Releases - 2011
News Releases - 2011
November
11/30/2011DEEP Purchases Beverly’s Property in Morris
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that a real estate closing has been conducted and it has now purchased the Beverly’s property in Morris.
11/29/2011New Stream Flow Regulations Approved by Regulations Review Committee – Rules Balance Human and Ecological Needs for Water
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the General Assembly’s Legislative Regulations Review Committee has approved updated Stream Flow Standards and Regulations submitted by the agency.
11/29/2011CT DEEP Announces School Vacation Week Programs at Dinosaur State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced December school vacation programs at Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill.
11/28/2011PURA Approves Reduction in Generation Rates for Electricity Lower Costs Take Effect January 1, 2012
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today approved reduced generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) or United Illuminating (UI).
11/28/2011DEEP Commissioner Bringing “Commissioner in Your Corner” to Putnam Memorial State Park
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty is bringing his “Commissioner in Your Corner” series to Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, on Saturday, December 3, 2011 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
11/21/2011Gillette Castle State Park Decked Out in Holiday Finery
  This holiday season visit Gillette Castle all adorned in holiday finery. Each room of the castle that is open to the public will feature a different scene from The Nutcracker.
11/18/2011Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Announce Winner of 2012 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover
  The Connecticut DEEP along with Mystic Seaport today announced that Tina Campbell Lyman of Stonington is the winner of the 2012 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover.
11/17/2011DEEP Offers Information on Beverly’s Property in Morris and Seeks Further Input on Draft Management Plan
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it has launched a new section on its web site that provides information on its draft management plan for the Beverly’s property in Morris and enables the public to offer comment on it.
11/16/2011General Firearms Deer Season Begins Today, November 16
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a safety reminder today for outdoor enthusiasts as a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway. Most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season begins today, November 16.
11/16/2011DEEP EnCon Police Arrest Five Men for Illegal Deer Hunting on Opening Day of Season
  Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today arrested five men on charges of illegally hunting for deer on private land in Cornwall.
11/15/2011Connecticut DEEP Holds Informational Meeting on a New General Permit
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites the public to attend an informational meeting on a new general permit for Inland Wetlands & Watercourses, Stream Channel Encroachment Line and Water Diversion programs.
11/14/2011Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) Recommends Celebrating the Holiday Season at Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
  Travel back in time this holiday season and experience some great classic holiday movies and our memories of them.
11/10/2011Connecticut DEEP Announces Piping Plover & Least Tern Nesting Season Results
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced the results from the 2011 piping plover and least tern nesting season.
11/9/2011Landowner Required to Pay $282,000 Civil Penalty
  Attorney General George Jepsen said that Ohio-based Cadlerock Properties Joint Venture, L.P. has been ordered to pay a $282,000 civil penalty for failing to comply with a pollution abatement order issued by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in 1997.
11/9/2011EEP Answers the Question of What Turtles Do in Winter in Connecticut
  As the leaves turn colors and fall off the trees and the temperatures start to get colder, most of the migrant birds have left Connecticut for their wintering grounds and many mammals have fattened up and found dens or other shelters. But, what do cold-blooded animals like turtles do to prepare for the difficult winter ahead? Cold-blooded animals rely on their surrounding environment to keep warm.
11/8/2011DEEP Public Information Meeting on Beverly’s Property Rescheduled to Monday, November 14 at 6:30 PM – Same Location
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that due to the recent snowstorm, the public information meeting regarding the Beverly’s property has been rescheduled to Monday November 14 at 6:30 PM.
11/7/2011Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Releases Name of Selden Neck State Park Accident Victim
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released the name of the victim who died when a tree fell on her tent while camping at Selden Neck State Park in Lyme early Sunday morning (November 6).
11/3/2011DEEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality For Sensitive Groups Today Due to Weather Conditions and Use of Fire Wood and Generators
  Connecticut’s air quality today is expected to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) throughout much of Connecticut due to elevated levels of particle pollution.
11/3/2011Birds of Prey Program Scheduled at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) will host a Birds of Prey program on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.