DEEP: News Releases - 2018
News Releases - 2018
February
2/20/2018Meet the North American Porcupine!
  Have you ever seen a porcupine in CT? Would you like to know more about Connecticut’s elusive Quill Pig? Come join CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold and her non-releasable porcupine at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, Connecticut.
2/16/2018Gov Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen and Commissioner Klee Statements on the EPA's Denial of Clean Air Petition
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee released the following statements following the proposed decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny Connecticut’s Clean Air Act Section 126 petition related to the Brunner Island Power Plant.
2/14/2018Body Recovered from Pachaug Pond Identified
  On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers responded to Pachaug Pond in Griswold after a member of the public noticed a body on the surface of the pond.
2/13/2018State EnCon Police Arrest Meriden Man for Illegal Hunting
  On February 12, 2018 Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police took Giovanni Carabetta, 22, of 187 Canyon Dr, Meriden, into custody at Troop I in Bethany on an arrest warrant. The warrant stems from a lengthy investigation that was started on Thanksgiving of 2017.
2/12/2018Gov. Malloy Announces Open Space Grants That Will Preserve Nearly 2,005 Acres of Land in 23 Towns Across Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $6.05 million in state grants are being awarded to 23 municipalities across Connecticut to support the purchase of 2,005 acres of land that will be preserved as open space.
2/8/2018DEEP Releases Finalized Comprehensive Energy Strategy
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released the finalized Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) for Connecticut which focuses on building a 21st energy system that lowers costs for homeowners and businesses and reduces carbon emissions to help achieve the state’s aggressive climate change goals.
2/6/2018Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Passport to Parks Program, Providing Connecticut Residents Greater Access to State Park System
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the launch of the state’s Passport to Parks program, a new system that supports services at the state parks system while allowing Connecticut residents who have valid state license plates to access all state parks for free, effective immediately.
2/2/2018CT Greenways Council Accepting Nominations
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that they are now soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations.
2/1/2018DEEP and PURA Release Final Resource Assessment, Appraisal, and Determination of Millstone Report
  Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today released the final Resource Assessment, Appraisal, and Determination of Millstone Report regarding 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.