DEEP: News Releases - 2012
News Releases - 2012
November
11/29/2012Gov. Malloy Will Seek $3.2 Billion from the Federal Government for Infrastructure Improvements
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he will seek $3.2 billion from the Federal Government for infrastructure hardening, following the extensive damage incurred most recently from Storm Sandy.
11/28/2012Connecticut Agencies Protest ISO New England Budget Increases
  Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will file a protest today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against ISO New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE’s) proposal to increase its budget, paid for by electric customers, by nearly 10 percent.
11/27/2012Winter Walk at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding
  The Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Memorial State Park (FANS) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will sponsor the Annual Winter Walk on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding.
11/26/2012Reuse Marketplace Launched—A Web-based Resource to Capture Value, Exchange Reusable Items, Save Money & Reduce Waste
  The Connecticut DEEP is pleased to announce its participation in the newly launched Reuse Marketplace - a web-based resource to Capture Value, Exchange Reusable Items, Save Money & Reduce Waste.
11/26/2012Photographer Gary Melnysyn Presents Yellowstone Program at Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington
  Master Wildlife Conservationist and Photographer Gary Melnysyn will present “The Wolves & Bears of Yellowstone” at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center on Saturday, December 1st at 1:30 PM.
11/26/2012DEEP Presents GreenCircle Awards 19 Recipients Recognized for Environmental Achievements
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today recognizes 19 Connecticut businesses and individuals for their environmental efforts at a GreenCircle awards ceremony at its headquarters in Hartford.
11/23/2012DEEP Announces Availability of $360,000 for Reduction of Diesel Emissions in Connecticut
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a new state initiative to reduce diesel emissions by making $360,000 available to municipalities, organizations, businesses and individuals for replacement of on-road, heavy-duty diesel trucks with new, low-emission trucks.
11/21/2012DEEP Reminds Holiday Decorators to Avoid Using Material from Invasive Plants in Their Displays
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for invasive Oriental bittersweet this holiday season, and to avoid using the plant or selling it in wreaths and other holiday décor.
11/20/2012Gillette Castle State Park Decked Out in Holiday Finery
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Gillette Castle will be adorned in holiday finery this holiday season.
11/19/2012CT DEEP’s Kellogg Environmental Center Hosts a Tea Workshop
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces a Tea Workshop on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby.
11/16/2012PURA to Review Performance of Connecticut Utilities in Preparing for and Responding to Storm Sandy
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced that it has opened a formal docket to review the performance of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and other public service companies in preparing for and responding to Storm Sandy.
11/15/2012DEEP Reminds Outdoor Enthusiasts to Be Safe - General Firearms Deer Season Began November 14
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a safety reminder for outdoor enthusiasts as a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway – most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season which began on Wednesday, November 14.
11/14/2012DEEP Awards Grant to Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Connecticut is awarding grant money to support the development of a section of The Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison, a CT Designated Greenway (2009).
11/13/2012Maple Syrup Production Fundamentals to be Offered at Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton
  This December, a 3-part course on becoming a maple sugarmaker will be offered at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton.
11/13/2012Special Incentives Available to Assist Those Facing Energy-Related Reconstruction Costs from Sandy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $3 million in additional energy efficiency incentives are now available for residents and businesses replacing furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and refrigerators as a result of damage from Storm Sandy.
11/8/2012DEEP to Hold First Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the first public hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00 PM at the Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace.
11/6/2012Body of Man Taken From Housatonic Is That of Missing Kayaker
  The body of a man recovered this afternoon at the mouth of the Housatonic River in Stratford has been identified as that of the person missing since last Sunday (October 28th) in a kayaking accident in Long Island Sound near Silver Sands State Park, Milford.
11/5/2012Holiday Celebration at Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces that for the 2012 winter holiday season each room of the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby, will showcase a seasonal plant connected to holiday folklore and tradition.
11/2/2012DEEP: Most State Parks Re-opening Tomorrow, November 3, 2012
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that most State Parks will re-open this Saturday morning, November 3rd. Some parks (or portions of parks) remain closed due to damage from the storm.
11/2/2012Family Day at Putnam Memorial State Park on Saturday, November 3, 2012 - CANCELLED
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Memorial State Park announced today that Family Day with Revolutionary War re-enactors at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding on Saturday, November 3 has been CANCELLED due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
11/1/2012Program on Emerald Ash Borer at Kellogg Environmental Center
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a presentation entitled The Emerald Ash Borer, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, Connecticut.
11/1/2012Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Reminds Residents to Report Service Interruption Issues Directly to Utilities
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today reminded the public that all questions regarding electrical outages and restoration of service should be reported directly to the service provider: Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), United Illuminating (UI) or your municipal electric company.
11/1/2012Gov. Malloy Announces Simplified Process for Immediate Repair and Rebuilding of Seawalls, Bulkheads, in Coastal Areas
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that steps have been taken to allow residents and property owners to immediately repair or rebuild seawalls, bulkheads, and revetments damaged by Storm Sandy in regulated coastal and tidal areas.