DEEP: News Releases - 2013
News Releases - 2013
November
11/26/2013DEEP Announces Delay in Opening the Lake Lillinonah State Boat Launch in Bridgewater
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that there will be a delay in re-opening the state boat launch located on Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater.
11/26/2013DEEP Commissioner Esty Comments on New Regulations For Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
  Commissioner Daniel C. Esty of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released the following statement following approval today of revised regulations governing Connecticut’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) by the General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee.
11/26/2013Consider Native Alternatives When Decorating this Season; Avoid Using Material from Invasive Plants
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking Connecticut residents and decorators to consider alternatives to invasive plants such as Oriental bittersweet this holiday season.
11/22/2013PURA Approves Statewide Natural Gas Expansion Plan
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a decision expected to broadly expand availability of natural gas service to residents and businesses throughout the state.
11/22/2013Governor Malloy Statement on PURA Approval of Natural Gas Expansion Plan
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today issued the following statement on the approval of the natural gas expansion plan by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).
11/22/2013Governor Malloy Announces Second Round of Funding Available to Build Additional Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Around State
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state is launching a second round of incentives under the newly launched program that helps grow the number of publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Connecticut.
11/21/2013DEEP Presents GreenCircle Awards
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today recognized 23 Connecticut businesses and individuals for their efforts to protect the environment and natural resources during a GreenCircle awards ceremony at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford.
11/20/2013Celebrate “Holiday in Connecticut” at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a holiday celebration at the Osborne Homestead Museum this holiday season. Beginning on November 29 the museum will be magnificently decorated to the theme of “Holiday in Connecticut.”
11/20/2013Gillette Castle State Park Decked Out in Holiday Finery
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Gillette Castle will be adorned in holiday finery this holiday season.
11/18/2013General Firearms Deer Season Begins November 20
  Connecticut’s 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 begins on Wednesday, November 20.
11/14/2013Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area Recognized as Connecticut’s First Connecticut Grown Community Forest
  Connecticut’s Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Agriculture (DoAg) have designated Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area as the state’s first community forest to receive the Connecticut Grown recognition for sustainable forest management.
11/13/2013Ribbon Cut on Safer Access Road to State Forest in Beacon Falls
  State transportation and environmental protection officials today joined State Rep. Theresa W. Conroy and other state and local representatives to cut a ribbon and officially open an access road to Naugatuck State Forest, adjacent to an active railroad line, in Beacon Falls.
11/13/2013DEEP Says Recycling Obsolete Electronic Waste and Unused Paint Best Way to Celebrate Connecticut Recycles Day November 15
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the best way to celebrate Connecticut Recycles Day – part of the national America Recycles Day – on November 15 is to take advantage of free programs that allow you to conveniently recycle obsolete or unusable electronic devices and unwanted paint.
11/6/2013PURA Issues Draft Ruling on Natural Gas Expansion Plan
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a draft ruling approving broad expansion of natural gas service throughout the state.
11/6/2013Governor Malloy Applauds Recognition of Connecticut as Fifth Most Energy Efficient State in the Nation
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today celebrated Connecticut’s moving into the top five in a ranking among the 50 states for its commitment to energy efficiency and said we are poised to move up to an even higher rating next year as a result of steps now being put in place.
11/6/2013Governor Malloy: New Federal Storm Sandy Aid Will Help Protect Coastal Communities and Residents
  Roughly a year after Storm Sandy hit Connecticut’s coastline, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that federal funding has been obtained to better protect communities along Long Island Sound by restoring natural features – such as marshes, wetlands, beaches, and the flow of rivers – that can help reduce damage from severe storms in the future.
11/4/2013Governor Malloy Announces Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a major step forward in ending “range anxiety” for owners of electric vehicles (EVs) with the awarding of grants for 56 publicly-available EV charging stations in 42 locations across the state.
11/3/2013ENCON Police Arrest Tolland Man on Several Charges Stemming from Illegal Hunting Incident
  A 48-year-old Tolland man was arrested Saturday afternoon on a variety of charges related to illegal hunting practices, illegal possession of a firearm, and hunting under the influence of alcohol.
10/30/2013Governor Malloy Announces Schedule for New Round of Nation's First Statewide Microgrid Program
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the schedule for a second round of Connecticut’s microgrid program. The program was launched following recent storms to develop innovative ways to keep critical buildings (police stations, emergency operation centers, shelters, etc.) and commercial centers powered during electric grid outages.