DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
October
10/30/2014State, Local, and Federal Officials Announce Completion of Fishway at Tingue Dam and Paul Pawlak, Sr. Park in Seymour
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today joined U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Town of Seymour to celebrate completion of a $6.3 million project that has created a fish bypass channel around Tingue Dam and Paul Pawlak, Sr. Park, named after a former First Selectman and state legislator.
10/28/2014Gov. Malloy Announces Funding to Preserve Nearly 2,250 Acres of Open Space in 25 Communities Statewide
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that nearly $7.8 million in state grants will assist 25 communities in purchasing 2,237 acres to be preserved as open space. In addition, $96,250 was awarded to establish community gardens in New Haven and Norwalk.
10/27/2014Connecticut DEEP Continues Habitat Restoration Efforts on Charles Island Natural Area Preserve
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it has begun another phase of a habitat restoration project on Charles Island, in Milford.
10/22/2014Treasurer Nappier Announces Connecticut's Inaugural Issuance of Green Bonds
  State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced today that her office plans to issue the first State of Connecticut Green Bonds next month to provide funding for up to $60 million of critical wastewater infrastructure projects statewide through the State’s Clean Water Program.
10/20/2014PURA Claim Nets $30M Refund for Connecticut Ratepayers
  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled that Connecticut electric ratepayers are due an estimated $30M refund as a result of legal claims pressed by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory along with other New England participants.
10/17/2014Connecticut Officials to FERC: Rehear and Investigate Protests to ISO-New England Auction Results
  State officials have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to grant a rehearing of a notice issued last month that allowed ISO-New England's eighth forward capacity auction (FCA 8) results to go into effect without any determination that the auction results were just, reasonable and free from the exercise of market power.
10/15/2014Program on DEEP Wetland Restoration Projects on the Connecticut Coast
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society (NVAS), in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a program entitled “Wetland Restoration Projects” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
10/15/2014DEEP Soliciting Public Input to State Wildlife Action Plan
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be holding a series of informal meetings throughout the state to obtain public input as it updates the state’s Wildlife Action Plan, which serves as Connecticut’s blueprint for conservation action.
10/15/2014PURA Approves Frontier/AT&T Settlement Agreement
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final decision approving a settlement agreement that will allow Connecticut-based Frontier Communications to purchase for $2 billion from AT&T Inc. all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of The Southern New England Telephone Company, along with related assets.
10/14/2014DEEP 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
10/8/2014Gov. Malloy: Microgrid Projects In Bridgeport and Milford Awarded $5 Million in State Funding to Harden Energy System
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford – which will help keep critical buildings and facilities in those two cities powered even when the grid goes down – have been awarded a total of $5.1 million through the second round of the innovative Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Program.
10/3/2014Gov. Malloy: New Brownfield Program Focuses on Revitalizing Historically Significant Industrial Structures around The State
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is accepting applications for a new round of funding of up to $1.5 million that will be awarded to advance the remediation and redevelopment of historically significant brownfield sites throughout the state.
10/1/2014DEEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the Opening Days of the upcoming fall firearms hunting seasons.