DEEP: News Releases - 2013
News Releases - 2013
January
1/31/2013Artwork Still Being Accepted for the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition
  Artists interested in entering their waterfowl artwork in the Annual Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition have until March 15, 2013, to send their entry to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
1/28/2013CVS to pay $800,000 Penalty and Correct Violations Under Agreement with DEEP
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a comprehensive settlement with CVS in Connecticut under which this major national pharmacy chain is paying penalties of $800,000 for violations of the state’s hazardous waste management regulations and recycling laws found at seven CVS stores in Connecticut.
1/25/2013Former Property Owner Found in Contempt for Failing to Comply With Court Order for Bridgeport Site
  The state has won a contempt action against the former owner of a contaminated Bridgeport property for failing both to secure the property and to allow remediation efforts to continue as required by an earlier court order.
1/24/2013Dinosaur State Park’s Discovery Room to Close Temporarily for Renovations
  The Exhibit Center at Dinosaur State Park, will close beginning Monday, February 25 for 4-5 weeks for renovations to the Park’s Discovery room. The dinosaur track area, restrooms and bookshop will also be closed.
1/23/2013Departments of Public Health, Energy and Environmental Protection, and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Warn Residents Not To Use Outdoor Pesticides for Bed Bugs
  Departments of Public Health, Energy and Environmental Protection, and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Warn Residents Not To Use Outdoor Pesticides for Bed Bugs
1/22/2013DEEP Launches Youth Fishing Passport Program to Connect Young Anglers to A Lifetime of Outdoor Experiences
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has launched a “Youth Fishing Passport” program to introduce and connect youth with a lifetime of excellent fishing opportunities across Connecticut.
1/16/2013DEEP Announces Seventh Annual “Winter Festival” at Burr Pond State Park, Torrington
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® initiative continues this winter with the seventh annual “Winter Festival” at Burr Pond State Park, Torrington.
1/11/2013DEEP Announces Applications Now Available for Annual Firewood Lottery
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting applications for the annual state forest firewood lottery.
1/10/2013DEEP Announces $360,000 in Funding to Seven Municipalities for Purchase of New Diesel Vehicles
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced grants of $360,000 to seven Connecticut municipalities who will use the funds to replace older diesel trucks with new vehicles that burn fuel cleaner and more efficiently.
1/8/2013Naugatuck Valley Audubon, Audubon CT and DEEP Presents Under South African Skies
  Naugatuck Valley Audubon, Audubon CT and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a program entitled Under South African Skies on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby.
1/7/201317th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice Family Festival
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection once again is co-sponsoring the 17th annual two-day family festival Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice.
1/7/2013CT DEEP Announces Weekend Bird Walks at Osbornedale State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Join Kellogg Environmental Center’s educator, Donna Rose Smith for relaxing Saturday morning walks in search of local birds at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Kellogg Environmental Center.
1/7/2013PURA Storm Sandy Public Hearings Continue Tonight in Westport
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will hold a public hearing tonight in Westport as it continues its review of the preparation and response of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and gas companies in restoring service following Storm Sandy.
1/7/2013Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Requests Proposals for Recreational Trail Grants
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s National Recreational Trails Program Grants
1/4/2013State, Local and Community Leaders Celebrate Completion of Cleanup of Residential Properties in Hamden’s Newhall Neighborhood
  State, local and community leaders gathered this morning to celebrate the completion of the cleanup of residential properties in Hamden’s Newhall neighborhood.
1/3/2013Connecticut Agencies Win Federal Hearing on ISO New England Budget Increases
  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has agreed to a state request to hold an unprecedented hearing on the proposed budget increase for ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE), which operates New England’s regional transmission grid and electricity markets.