DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
August
9/4/2014Attorney General Jepsen Joins Coalition Defending Federal Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Standards for Power Plants
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut and 11 other states, the City of New York and the District of Columbia joined in a court action to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s commitment to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for new and existing fossil-fuel electric generating power plants.
8/28/2014DEEP Reminds Residents and Visitors About Regulations Governing Movement of Firewood
  Law enforcement officers from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be on the lookout for vehicles transporting firewood into and within Connecticut this Friday to prevent the spread of invasive insects like Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Asian Long-horned beetles (ALB) and the environmental damage they cause.
8/28/2014ALB and EAB photos
8/27/2014Gov. Malloy Announces Unprecedented Investment in Brownfield Remediation Projects Around The State
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state and local officials in Bridgeport, today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a total of $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects in cities and towns around the state.
8/27/2014Labor Day Weekend Sees Fewer Lifeguards at Connecticut State Parks Swim Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today reminded state residents and out of state visitors that the number of lifeguards at state park swimming areas will be significantly reduced over Labor Day weekend.
8/26/2014Gov. Malloy Expresses ‘Serious Concern’ on Proposed CL&P Rate Increase
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy said today that Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P) request for a staggering increase of nearly 60 percent in the fixed monthly service fee on monthly electric bills is at odds with Connecticut’s strategy of encouraging energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources and unfairly penalizes those who use the least energy, small businesses and people on fixed incomes.
8/21/2014Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home from California
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew are returning home to Connecticut today with arrival time of approximately 8:15 p.m. at Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough.
8/18/2014Governor Malloy Signs Fracking Waste Moratorium into Law
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined state officials, lawmakers and environmental advocates for a ceremony at Farm River State Park in East Haven to commemorate the passage of a new state law that enacts a three-year moratorium on the handling of waste from hydraulic fracturing in Connecticut while its environmental impact is further researched.
8/18/2014Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the dates for the 2014-2015 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, and rails
8/13/2014DEEP Grant Program Aims to Replace or Remove Inefficient Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces
  As part of an overall effort to address public health and environmental issues raised by the use of Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces (OWFs), Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient units.
8/12/2014No Child Left Inside® Saltwater Fishing Day Saturday, August 16 at Fort Trumbull State Park
  As part of its No Child Left Inside® program, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a Saltwater Fishing Day this Saturday, August 16 at Fort Trumbull State Park, New London.
8/8/2014DEEP Announces Public Information Meeting for the Proposed Renovation of the Bashan Lake State Boat Launch in East Haddam
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a public information meeting is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to inform interested parties about the proposed renovation of the State boat launch located on Bashan Lake in East Haddam.
8/6/2014Annual Dinosaur State Park Day Returns Saturday, August 16 - Free Admission for Family and Friends
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) celebrates the 48th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill at Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 16
8/5/2014Connecticut Fire Crew Traveling to California to Assist in Fighting Fires
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says that a 20-person fire crew will be heading to California early Tuesday to assist in fighting wild fires in the northern part of that state.
8/4/2014Gov. Malloy: Thanks to the State’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, New Natural Gas Pipeline in Wilton Will Save Money for Residents
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined officials from the Town of Wilton and representatives of Yankee Gas at a ceremony to launch the start of a large-scale natural gas expansion project in the town that is estimated to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in energy costs for schools and other government buildings, in addition to being available for private residential and business use.