DEEP: News Releases - 2018
News Releases - 2018
August
9/1/2018Connecticut Fire Crew Members Return Home from Montana
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that five members of Connecticut’s fire crew are returning home to Connecticut today.
8/31/20182019 Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Reproductions Now Available
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that prints of the 2019 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp created by second time winner Jeffrey Klinefelter are now available in limited quantity.
8/29/2018Two More Cases of West Nile Virus in CT: First Case Involving a Child Diagnosed This Season
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that two Connecticut residents have tested positive this week for West Nile virus (WNV) infection, bringing the total for this season to five human WNV cases.
8/27/2018Air Quality Alert: DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for southern Connecticut Monday August 27, 2018 through Wednesday August 29, 2018
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting ozone levels across southern Connecticut will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) beginning today August 27, 2018 and continuing through Wednesday August 29 2018.
8/24/2018Third Human Case of West Nile Virus Identified in Connecticut This Season
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that a resident of Southington has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection
8/23/2018Risk of West Nile Virus Continues: Positive Mosquitoes Detected in 40 Connecticut Towns
  The State Mosquito Management Program is warning Connecticut residents about the increased risk of infection by West Nile virus (WNV) this season.
8/21/2018Gov. Malloy, Commissioner Klee Slam Trump Administration’s New Coal Rule
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released the following statements on President Trump’s new coal pollution rule, which rolls back Obama-era protections.
8/15/2018CT Fire Crew Members Departing for Western States to Assist U.S. Forest Service in Fighting Fires
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that five members of the Connecticut fire crew will be departing 2:00 p.m. today (August 15th) from DEEP Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough to assist the U.S. Forest Service in fighting wildfires in western states.
8/13/2018Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home from Colorado This Afternoon
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that members of Connecticut’s fire crew will be returning home later this afternoon.
8/11/2018EnCon Identifies Boater in Deadly Connecticut River Accident
  Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) today released the identity of the individual involved in a boating accident on Friday, August 10, 2018 along the Connecticut River.
8/10/2018EnCon Investigating Deadly Boating Accident on the Connecticut River
  On Friday August 10, 2018 at approximately 3:20 pm the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) responded for a report of a single vessel boating accident on the Connecticut River in the vicinity of Haddam Meadows State Park.
8/10/2018First Two Human Cases of West Nile Virus Identified In Connecticut This Season
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that a resident of Fairfield and a resident of Newington have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection.
8/9/2018American Chemistry Council: Connecticut Campaign Increases Awareness, Recycling of Plastic Film Packaging
  A 2017 consumer awareness campaign in Connecticut led to an increase in the quantity and quality of recycled plastic film packaging, such as bags and wraps, in the greater Hartford area, according to a report released today.
8/9/2018DEEP Designates Saturday, August 11 as “Free Fishing License Day”
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 11, “Free Fishing License Day.”
8/8/2018Discover Outdoor Connecticut: At Franklin Swamp WMA in North Franklin on September 22, from 10 AM to 4 PM
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Natural Resources announces that a new event, Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day, will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at DEEP’s Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area, 391 Route 32, North Franklin, CT
8/6/2018Air Quality Alert: Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Levels of Ozone for Connecticut on Monday August 6, 2018
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting air quality along Connecticut’s coast will be Unhealthy today, August 6, 2018 and ozone levels across interior Connecticut will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG).
8/2/2018Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Blast Trump Administration Proposal to Roll Back Vehicle Fuel Standards
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal greenhouse gas emissions standards for new light duty cars and trucks vehicles.
8/2/2018Gov. Malloy and Public Health Officials Advise Residents of Increased West Nile Virus Activity this Season
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state public health officials are advising Connecticut residents to be aware of a rapid build-up of West Nile virus (WNV) activity within the state as recent tests show that infected mosquitoes are rising at levels higher than normal for this time of year.
8/1/2018Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Requests Proposals for Recreational Trails Grants
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s Recreational Trails Program Grants