DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
May
6/1/2016'GreenCircle Sustainability Awards’ Winners Announced
  The Hartford Business Journal and Department of Energy & Environmental Protection are proud to announce the recipients of the GreenCircle Sustainability Awards.
5/31/2016State Mosquito Monitoring Program Begins Testing for Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases; Zika Virus added to Testing Program
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program (MMP) announced that the seasonal mosquito trapping and testing program coordinated by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) will begin today, May 31st.
5/26/2016Gov. Malloy and Park Advocates Cut Ribbon to Open New Nature Center and Bathhouse at Hammonasset
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined state officials and state park advocates to kick off the start of the first summer holiday weekend by cutting the ribbon to officially open a new nature center and bathhouse at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison.
5/25/2016CT DEEP Announces One Day Closure of the Beach Pond State Boat Launch in Voluntown for Ramp Design Work
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it will close the Beach Pond State Boat Launch in Voluntown for one day on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 for ramp design work.
5/25/2016DEEP Announces Measures to Protect Shorebirds at Coastal Beaches and Wading Birds at Offshore Islands
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public from May 24 through September 9, 2016, to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.
5/25/2016Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for parts of Connecticut Through Saturday May 28, 2016
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” from Wednesday, May 25th through Saturday, May 28th due to predicted elevated ground-level ozone pollution for Southern Fairfield, Southern New Haven, Southern Middlesex and Southern New London Counties. These areas are expected to experience unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups.”
5/20/2016State environmental officials call on Congress to respect states' role in chemical safety
  Commissioner Robert J. Klee of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection joined state environmental officials from Washington, New York, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Vermont in calling on Congress to reconsider the language in a proposed bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976.
5/17/2016DEEP Honors Environmental Conservation Police Officers: Annual Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Performance
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will recognize several of its Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers for their exemplary work in protecting Connecticut’s citizens and the environment.
5/16/2016National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Connecticut’s Recreational Boating Season
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27) and encourages all boaters to be safe on Connecticut’s waters while enjoying the upcoming boating season, which unofficially begins Memorial Day Weekend.
5/14/2016Officials Celebrate Connection between Air Line and Hop River Trails
  State and local officials today marked the completion of a new bridge connecting the Air Line and Hop River trails in Windham – a key link in a larger regional network that is part of an ongoing program to close gaps in the East Coast Greenway bike and pedestrian trail project throughout Connecticut.
5/13/2016Wild “Orphans:” To Rescue or Not?
  Spring and summer are busy times for people and animals. Many animals are setting up territories, building nests, or finding den sites to give birth and raise their young.
5/12/2016DEEP Announces Winner of 2016 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest
  Wildlife artist Mark Thone’s depiction of canvasbacks at the mouth of the Thames River is the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2016-17 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
5/12/2016Connecticut Public Transportation Commission To Hold Public Hearing In Willimantic
  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Windham Town Hall, 979 Main Street, Willimantic, in the Bellingham Auditorium, on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.
5/11/2016Public Information Meeting May 25 at Waterford Town Hall to Discuss Master Plan for New State Park at Seaside
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Administrative Services (DAS) – Division of Construction Services, will host a final public meeting on Wednesday May 25, at 6 p.m., in the Waterford town hall auditorium, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, to present the Master Plan for the establishment of a new state park at the former Seaside Regional Center.
5/9/2016DEEP Offers Tips for Environmentally Friendly Summer Celebrations
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents and visitors of ways to enjoy outdoor celebrations this summer in an environmentally friendly manner.
5/5/2016DEEP Reminds Livestock Owners to Be Bear Aware
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has seen a recent increase in the number of reported bear attacks on livestock and bee hives.
5/5/2016May 7th is “Free Fishing Day” in Connecticut
  This Saturday (May 7th) is a great day to be outdoors with your family – a “Family Fishing Day” is scheduled as part of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) “Great Park Pursuit Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure” at Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury.
5/4/2016PURA Approves Revised Standard Service Electric Rates
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has approved revised generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from The Connecticut Light and Power Company dba Eversource Energy (Eversource) and the United Illuminating Company (UI).
5/4/2016Birds of Prey Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society (NVAS), in cooperation with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces a program for the entire family at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m.
5/3/2016Dinosaur State Park Continues its 50th Anniversary Celebration During 2016 Family Trail Adventure in May
  Throughout 2016, Dinosaur State Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill with special events and Facebook activities for families.
5/2/2016Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Announces National Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2-6
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) encourages you to “Show How You Care About the Air” by learning more about air quality and how it affects your health as part of National Air Quality Awareness Week, which begins today, May 2, 2016.