DEEP: News Releases - 2017
News Releases - 2017
August
8/31/20172018 Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Reproductions Now Available
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that prints of the 2018 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp created by nationally renowned Connecticut artist Chet Reneson are now available in limited quantity.
8/29/2017Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the dates for the 2017-2018 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, rails, and crows.
8/28/2017DEEP Releases Additional Information on Weekend Boating Fatalities in New Haven Harbor
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have released additional information on a boating incident in New Haven harbor that took the lives of two Fairfield men over the weekend.
8/23/2017Gov. Malloy Says States Acting To Address Climate Change By Strengthening RGGI Program
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut energy and environment officials today applauded a proposal by states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to further reduce carbon emissions from power plants and make other enhancements to the nation’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
8/14/2017PURA Vice-Chairman Jack Betkoski named President of NARUC
  Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Vice-Chairman John W. "Jack" Betkoski, III today assumed the presidency of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
8/9/2017Celebrate Dinosaur State Park’s 51st Anniversary on August 19
  Dinosaur State Park and the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum (FDPA) are once again sponsoring their annual family-friendly festival on Saturday, August 19, celebrating the anniversary of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill.
8/8/2017DEEP Designates Saturday, August 12 as “Free Fishing License Day”
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 12, “Free Fishing License Day” for all anglers in Connecticut.
8/4/2017Gov. Malloy and DEEP Commissioner Klee Applaud EPA Reversal of Decision to Postpone Implementation of New Air Quality Standards
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Rob Klee are applauding an announcement by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that he is reversing course on his decision to postpone the implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by one year – a move that the Connecticut officials had criticized, saying that the delay would put Connecticut at an economic disadvantage against states that ignore critical air quality issues while also prolonging the risk of illness for thousands of residents in the State.
8/4/2017DEEP Launches Resource Assessment in Response to Executive Order 59
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) have launched a joint process that will lead to a study of the current and projected future viability of the Millstone nuclear generating facilities, the role of such facilities as well as others in meeting Connecticut’s carbon and other emission targets, and mechanisms to achieve those targets.
8/3/2017DEEP Hosts “Reading the Rocks” a Geology Hike at Osbornedale State Park, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hosts a geology hike at Osbornedale State Park, Derby, on Saturday, August 5th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
8/3/2017DEEP Bans Alcohol at Gardner Lake State Park, Salem 90-Day Ban Takes Effect This Saturday - August 5
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has temporarily banned the possession and consumption of alcohol at Gardner Lake State Park, Salem – effective this Saturday – to improve management of that park and address public safety issues there.
8/3/2017DEEP Accepting Applications for Microgrid Projects Grants and Loans Available to Provide Power to Critical Facilities
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that funding is now available for a new round of microgrid projects aimed at providing power for critical facilities – such as municipal government public safety and wastewater treatment facilities as well as grocery stores, hospitals, cell phone towers, and buildings serving as shelter – during times when the electric grid goes down.
8/1/2017Free Photography Workshop at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites beginner and intermediate photographers to join Chane Cullens, a member of the Flagpole Photographers Club, Newtown, for a FREE Photography Workshop at the Kellogg Environmental Center on Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m.