DEEP: News Releases - 2012
News Releases - 2012
December
12/28/2012PURA Vice Chairman Betkoski Named to Leadership Positions With Two Utility Regulatory Organizations
  Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Vice Chairman John Betkoski III, has been named to leadership positions with two organizations focused on utility regulatory issues.
12/28/2012Open Space Grants to Preserve Nearly 3000 Acres of Land Across Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced awards of more than $9 million in Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition grants to support 35 communities in purchasing 2,732 acres to be preserved as open space.
12/26/2012CT DEEP Promotes EnCon Police Sergeant Ryan Healy to Rank of Captain
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Sergeant Ryan Healy has been promoted to the rank of Captain.
12/21/2012Celebrate the New Year With a First Day Hike on January 1, 2013
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) joins Americaís State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes at four state parks on January 1, 2013
12/12/2012PURA Schedules Public Hearings on Storm Sandy Response
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced the schedule of public hearings on the preparation and response of Connecticutís electric distribution companies and gas companies in restoring service following Storm Sandy.
12/12/2012School Vacation Week Programs at Dinosaur State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill will sponsor a series of programs for families during Decemberís school vacation week.
12/10/2012EnCon Police Arrest Middlebury Man for Illegal Trapping
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon Police) arrested Resid Ismaili of Middlebury on charges related to illegal trapping activities in the Hop Brook, Middlebury
12/10/2012Meet Photographer Gary Melnysyn during Reception at DEEPís Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington
  Master Wildlife Conservationist and Photographer Gary Melnysyn will showcase his stunning wildlife images during an artistís reception at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protectionís (DEEP) Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center on Saturday, December 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
12/10/2012Name of Housatonic River Victim Released
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released the name of the boater from Chaplin who died on Saturday, December 8th after falling into the Housatonic River on Friday, December 7th.
12/6/2012PURA Approves Reduction in Generation Rates for Electricity - Lower Costs Take Effect January 1, 2013
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently approved reduced generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) or United Illuminating (UI).
12/6/2012Connecticut Electric Ratepayers to Receive $5 Million Benefit through Federal Settlement with Constellation Energy
  Connecticut electric ratepayers will benefit from $5 million through a settlement between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc., Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Chairman Arthur House announced today.
12/6/2012Providing Housing for Bluebirds One Box at a Time
  Providing a nest box improves your chances of attracting bluebirds, but other actions like selecting the right location and habitat for the box, reducing predators, and evicting non-native birds, may ultimately be the factors that determine if bluebirds eventually inhabit your yard.
12/3/2012Attorney General, Consumer Counsel Seek To Enforce Terms of Merger Settlement Agreement With Northeast Utilities
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today asked state utility regulators to compel Northeast Utilities to respond to questions about layoffs and staffing levels at NU following its merger with NSTAR, as required by the Settlement Agreement.
12/3/2012Shop Online at the DEEP Store
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) store offers a wide variety of unique and affordable holiday gifts for children and adults -- whether youíre shopping for an avid hiker, birdwatcher, angler or hunter.