DEEP: News Releases - 2012
News Releases - 2012
July
7/26/2017DEEP Says Updated Energy Strategy will Continue Moving CT Toward Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable Energy
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released a draft of an updated energy strategy for Connecticut which focuses on building a 21st energy system that lowers costs for homeowners and businesses and reduces carbon emissions to help achieve the state’s climate change goals.
7/26/2012Gov. Malloy: New Law Will Enhance State's Emergency Preparedness
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) Deputy Commissioner William P. Shea and West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka for a ceremonial bill signing for Public Act 12-148, An Act Enhancing Emergency Preparedness and Response.
7/26/2012CT DEEP and Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum Announce Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 18, 2012
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum will host a celebration of the 46th anniversary of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill on Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7/25/2012State Vegetation Management Task Force to Hold Two “Listening Sessions” for Public Input
  The State Vegetation Management Task Force (Task Force) today announced that two listening sessions will be held on August 13 regarding the draft findings and recommendations of the Task Force.
7/23/2012Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Releases Name of Victim in Boating Incident
  Christopher Schoen-Kiewert, age 34, of Meriden, died today as a result of injuries sustained while operating a personal watercraft (Jet Ski) on the Connecticut River in the early evening on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
7/20/2012DEEP and CAES Taking Prompt Action to Address EAB Infestation
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station (CAES) announced today a series of strong, proactive steps aimed at preventing the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a destructive beetle which has now been detected in Connecticut.
7/20/2012Emerald Ash Borer Found in Prospect and Naugatuck, Connecticut
  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) was detected in Prospect, CT on July 16, 2012 by staff members at CAES.
7/19/2012New England Environmental Education Alliance Is Accepting Proposals for Environmental Education Grants in Connecticut
  The New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) has announced that $150,000 in grant funds provided by the U.S. EPA is now available for environmental education programs in New England. Applicants may apply for grants up to $5,000.
7/19/2012Migratory Bird Hunting Season Regulations Meeting
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Meeting will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2012, in the rear conference room at the DEEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, in Old Lyme.
7/17/2012PURA Issues Draft Decision on Performance of CL&P in Two Fall Storms
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued its draft decision regarding the performance of Connecticut Light& Power (CL&P) in preparing for and responding to last fall’s two storms – Tropical Storm Irene and the October snow storm.
7/17/2012DEEP Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species – Training to be held in New Hartford
  The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is continuing to offer training for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor local boat launches for the presence of invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
7/16/2012DEEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for Coastal Connecticut Counties on Tuesday July 17
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on Tuesday July 17, due to elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution, for all of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties.
7/16/2012Victim’s Name Released in Sunday Personal Watercraft Accident on the Connecticut River in Lyme
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today said that the victim of the personal watercraft accident Sunday on the Connecticut River in Lyme was Austin P. Mordowanec, 34 of Wolcott.
7/13/2012DEEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for southwest coastal and parts of inland Connecticut on Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” today and tomorrow (Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14) due to elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution for all of Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven, Hartford, and Tolland counties.
7/12/2012Gov. Malloy Nominates Michael A. Caron as a Director of PURA
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the interim appointment of Michael A. Caron to serve as a director of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), the entity charged with regulating rates and services of state electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications providers.
7/11/2012AG, DEEP Take Action Against Suspected Illegal Discharge Of Wastewater by Car Wash in Old Saybrook
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty have taken action to block a commercial car wash in Old Saybrook from discharging wastewater in violation of its permit and state environmental laws.
7/11/2012Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From Virginia
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew are returning home to Connecticut today with a planned arrival time of approximately 5:45 p.m.(crew is travelling by bus—traffic will influence their arrival time) at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.
7/10/2012DEEP to Study Decline of Lobsters in Long Island Sound
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is undertaking a comprehensive study seeking reasons for the continued decline in the lobster population of Long Island Sound.
7/9/2012Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Gallery at Firehouse Square, New London, Announce Winner of 2013 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover
  The Connecticut DEEP along with the Gallery at Firehouse Square, New London today announced that John Caggiano of Rockport, MA is the winner of the 2013 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover contest.
7/6/2012Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for most of Connecticut on Saturday July 7
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on Saturday, July 7 due to elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution for most of Connecticut except for Litchfield County.
7/5/2012DEEP Announces FREE Programs During the Month of July At Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) announces the following free programs at Kellogg Environmental Center, located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT during the month of July.
7/3/2012DEEP EnCon Police Make Arrest in Connection With May 12th Boating Incident at Coventry Lake
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have arrested Peter Zmigrodski, 25 of Amston, on various boating and criminal charges in connection with a May 12 incident on Coventy Lake, Coventry.