DEEP: News Releases - 2017
News Releases - 2017
June
6/30/2017Notice of Availability of FY 2018 Funding Opportunity for Boating Infrastructure Grants
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to offer a Request for Application under the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
6/30/2017PURA Commissioners Elect Chair and Vice-Chair
  Today the Commissioners of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority re-elected Commissioner Katherine S. Dykes as PURA's Chair and Commissioner John W. “Jack” Betkoski, III as Vice-Chair.
6/30/2017Tea Workshop at the Kellogg Estate
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites Downton Abbey fans and others who enjoy the taste of fruit-flavored teas and delicious herbal blends to a Victorian tea workshop at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, on Saturday, July 8, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
6/29/2017Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police Join Operation Dry Water to Raise Awareness About Dangers of Boating Under the Influence
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of Boating Under the Influence (BUI).
6/28/2017Shared Clean Energy Pilot Projects Selected
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected three proposals to participate in a new shared clean energy facilities pilot program that was designed to make access to renewable power available to more state residents.
6/28/2017Fourth-of-July Weekend Beachgoers Asked to“Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas by staying at least 50 yards away from places where large concentrations of birds are gathered and avoiding areas that are roped off or marked with signs designating nesting locations.
6/26/2017Grant Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 boating season for boat sewage disposal facilities on Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake.
6/26/2017Name of Deceased Person taken from Waters of Stamford Harbor Released
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have identified the man who was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being taken from the waters of Stamford Harbor.
6/26/2017Game of Logging II at Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton
  Join instructor Bill Girard, Certified Instructor of Girard Custom Cut Hardwoods, for the world-renowned “Game of Logging” chainsaw training program on Saturday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Goodwin Conservation Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton.
6/22/2017Gov. Malloy to EPA: Decision to Delay Implementation of Ozone Standards Comes at the Expense of Connecticut Residents
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy is arguing that a recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a one-year extension on the implementation of federal air quality standards puts 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.
6/21/2017Environmental Impact for Seaside State Park in Waterford Available for Public Review
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that the Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) developed for Seaside State Park is available for public review and comment.
6/19/2017Federal, State, Local Officials Celebrate Success of Facilities for Large Transient Recreational Vessels
  Federal, State, and Local officials today toured and celebrated recently constructed projects that provide moorings for larger recreational vessels – which encourage people to enjoy boating on the state’s waterways and stimulate tourism and economic development.
6/15/2017Kellogg Environmental Center Hosts Art Show Opening
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host an art show opening for a display of artwork from Blue Rock Studio, Oxford, on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
6/14/2017State Agencies Warn Parents: Avoid Children's Furniture and Other Products Containing Flame Retardant Chemicals
  The Connecticut Departments of Consumer Protection (DCP), Public Health (DPH) and Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today warned parents and others purchasing children’s products to avoid any product containing one of three flame retardant chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state agencies have identified as highly toxic.
6/13/2017Missing Meriden Teenager Recovered
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police announced that the body of Jay Agli, age 17, of Meriden was recovered at 11:46 a.m. today, June 13, by the State Police Dive Team in the Connecticut River.
6/13/2017CT DEEP Announces Closure of the Niantic River State Boat Launch In Waterford for Parking Lot Line Striping
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it will be temporarily closing the Niantic River State Boat Launch in Waterford on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 for line striping in the parking lot. The boat launch will re-open on Friday, June 16th.
6/12/2017Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Continued Elevated Levels of Ozone for Connecticut Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting the multi-day ozone event of June 10-12 will continue through June 13 and air quality along Connecticut’s coastline will reach as high as Unhealthy for all segments of the population on Tuesday.
6/9/2017Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for Connecticut Sunday June 11 and Monday June 12, 2017
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting our air quality will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) across the state on Sunday and Monday – another example of why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must move forward to protect public health by implementing the latest ozone standard.
6/7/2017Female Bear Euthanized by DEEP Environmental Conservation Police
  DEEP Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have euthanized the female bear that approached and swiped a woman at a park in Simsbury this afternoon.
6/5/2017Osborne Homestead Museum Explores “Who Was the Real Frances Osborne?”
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) presents a program on June 17 on what life was like for Frances Osborne, a small town celebrity in Derby during the early 1900s.
6/2/2017Gov. Malloy adds Connecticut to Coalition of States Committed to Upholding the Paris Climate Agreement
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has committed the State of Connecticut to join the United States Climate Alliance – a coalition of U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change.
6/1/2017Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 18th Annual Greenways Awards
  The Governor’s Greenways Council today commended Governor Malloy, five individuals, and a regional planning organization that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated two new State greenways at a ceremony this morning at the Government Center, in Stamford, CT.