DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
September
9/29/2015Global Alliance Accelerates Transition to Zero-Emission Vehicles
  Broadening its efforts to fight climate change and grow its clean energy economy, California is joining with 10 European and North American governments as founding partners of an international alliance to accelerate global adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).
9/29/2015Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is once again inviting artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in Connecticut’s annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
9/25/2015DEEP Reports Hydrilla Found in Coventry Lake
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), a very highly invasive aquatic plant, has been found in Coventry Lake (Wangumbaug Lake) in Coventry.
9/25/2015DEEP 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. Peak hunting during these seasons occurs during early morning and late afternoon, primarily during the period from mid-October through mid-December.
9/25/2015Connecticut Public Transportation Commission to Hold Public Hearing
  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Windsor Locks Town Hall, 50 Church Street, on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 P.M.
9/23/2015CT DEEP Presents Program on History of Vampires in Connecticut
  Nicholas Bellantoni, Ph.D., Emeritus State Archeologist, will present an entertaining and informative presentation on the history and mythologies of vampires in Connecticut, with a focus on remains found in the Jewett City area.
9/18/2015Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home from Idaho
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew are returning home to Connecticut Sunday with arrival time of approximately 10:30 a.m. at Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough.
9/18/2015Connecticut Public Transportation Commission to Hold Public Hearing
  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Old Saybrook Town Hall in the Main Level Conference Room, 302 Main Street, on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 P.M. This will be the second of four hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials and other entities concerning the operation of public transportation services, dial-a-ride and ADA transportation and other issues.
9/17/2015State Officials: Agreement Provides Framework for Environmental Clean-up at New Haven's English Station
  Should the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ultimately approve the proposed acquisition of UIL Holdings (UI) by Iberdrola, the companies will commit as many resources as necessary to remediate the island in New Haven that currently houses the contaminated English Station power plant, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee announced today.
9/11/2015Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Day at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area -- September 26
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a FREE day of outdoor activities Saturday, September 26th at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and Education Center, Burlington to celebrate Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Day.
9/10/2015Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open September 15
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2015 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey is open from September 15 to December 31, 2015 in Deer Management Zones 1-10; and from September 15, 2015 – January 31, 2016 in Deer Management Zones 11 (Fairfield County area) and 12 (Connecticut shoreline towns).
9/9/2015DEEP Presents a Program on the Kellogg Estate The Downton Abbey of Derby:
  Come to the Kellogg Environmental Center and learn about the life of Frances Osborne Kellogg during the early twentieth century.
9/9/2015DEEP Announces 2nd Round of “Good Deals for Good Neighbors” Outdoor Wood Burning Furnace Incentive Program
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a second round of grants under its Good Deals for Good Neighbors Outdoor Wood-fired Furnaces (OWF) Incentive Program, which will make $277,000 available to Connecticut residents and businesses who want to replace or remove their older, less efficient OWFs.
9/8/2015Junior Pheasant Hunt Events Planned for Fall 2015
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and several local sportsmen’s organizations will be hosting pheasant hunt events for junior hunters during September and October.
9/8/2015DEEP Announces 32 Recipients of Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grants
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that 32 local volunteer fire departments are receiving Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants (VFA) which will be used to train personnel and purchase equipment aimed at improving their firefighting capabilities.
9/3/2015DEEP Announces Public Information Meeting on Revisions to Proposed Permit for Municipal Stormwater Systems
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will hold a public informational meeting on a proposed permit for the discharge of stormwater from municipal storm water systems on September 10.
9/3/2015DEEP Launches Competition Seeking Bids for Resources to Provide Affordable and Reliable Energy
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has launched a process aimed at gathering public comment on an initiative designed to bring cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable electric power to Connecticut’s families and businesses and to help address regional energy infrastructure challenges.
9/2/2015Statement of DEEP Concerning Search for Sessions Woods Bear
  The bear that exhibited bold and aggressive behavior toward a hiker at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, Burlington, last Friday was euthanized today.
9/2/2015DEEP Announces Availability of Grants to Municipalities for Aquatic Invasive Species Control on Inland Waters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the availability of funding for projects aimed at managing and reducing aquatic invasive species on inland waters of Connecticut.
9/2/2015CT Fire Crew Departing Early Thursday for Montana to Assist U.S. Forest Service in Fighting Fires
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a 20 person fire crew will be departing early tomorrow (September 3rd) from DEEP Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough to assist the U.S. Forest Service in fighting wildfires in Montana.