DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
June
6/30/2014CT DEEP Presents Program on Bonsai
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a program featuring the art of Bonsai on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
6/27/2014Connecticut Marine Law Enforcement Officials Set to Crackdown on Impaired Boaters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police will be stepping up enforcement activities this weekend for boating under the influence.
6/25/2014PURA Finalizes Ruling on Utility Tree Trimming Plans
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final ruling modifying the Connecticut Light & Power Company's (CL&P) and the United Illuminating Company's (UI) tree trimming and vegetation management practices
6/24/2014DEEP Presents Summer Family-Friendly Programs
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announces free summer environmental programs at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
6/20/2014State Environmental Conservation Police Charge Bristol Resident With Illegal Fishing Activity
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Environmental Conservation (En Con) Police today charged Jose Medina, age 22, of Bristol for marine fisheries and motor vehicle violations.
6/19/2014Celebrate the Year of the Salamander at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is hosting a program, Connecticut Salamanders, to help residents become aware of salamanders in our area and the importance of their survival.
6/17/2014DEEP EnCon Police Make Arrests at Hammonassett Beach State Park, Madison
  DEEP Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police were notified today at approximately 2:30 PM of an alleged altercation near the water at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison.
6/17/2014Gov. Malloy: Connecticut to Receive Nearly $8 Million in Federal Funding to Enhance Storm Resiliency
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut will receive $7.97 million in federal competitive matching grants for four projects designed to make local communities more resilient against future storms.
6/17/2014DEEP: Connecticut Conservation Corps Workers Gained Job Experience Improving Parks and Forests
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today recognized the work of men and women who helped improve state parks while learning valuable job skills as part of the Connecticut Conservation Corps program (CCC).
6/16/2014Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Osborne Homestead Museum Celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
  The Osborne Homestead Museum, along with thirteen other members of the prestigious Connecticut’s Historic Gardens will celebrate the Eleventh Annual Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
6/12/2014DEEP Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species – Training to be held in New Hartford
  Connecticut's 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.
6/11/2014DEEP Offers Advice for Snake Encounters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents that snakes are becoming more active at the same time people are venturing outdoors to enjoy the nice weather, do yard work, or participate in various outdoor activities like hiking
6/10/2014State Mosquito Program Begins Mosquito Testing for West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Viruses
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program today announced it is monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people including West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE).
6/6/2014Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 15th Annual Greenways Awards
  The Governor’s Greenways Council today commended nine individuals and a non-profit organization that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated five new greenways at a ceremony this morning along the Connecticut River Blueway at Goodwin College’s South Meadow Pavilion, East Hartford.
6/3/2014Sunrise State Park, East Haddam Reopened to Public for Recreational Use
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the reopening of public access to Sunrise State Park, East Haddam.
6/2/2014Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Comment on Draft EPA Rule on Pollution From Power Plants
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Commissioner Robert Klee of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, offered the following comments today concerning the release of a draft rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulating carbon pollution from existing electric power plants.
6/2/2014EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
  At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is today releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.