Posts Tagged ‘ DEEP ’

Lawsuit filed against environmental departments suggests disregard for laws

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

The lawsuit contends that in pushing through the state’s multibillion dollar energy plan DEEP and PURA are blatantly ignoring state laws which require environmental evaluations of the gas expansion projects.

NOAA grant to help clear storm debris from Connecticut’s shoreline

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the state to help remove marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline, including a tidal marsh area in Old Saybrook, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The Marine Debris Program funds were made available to states impacted

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Energy, environmental lawyer Klee named new Connecticut DEEP commissioner

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

New Haven’s Robert Klee is the next leader of the state’s environmental protection agency.

PSI Awarded $180,000 to Help Reduce Environmental and Financial Impacts of Consumer Products in Connecticut

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

Connecticut residents will likely have more options in the future for safely and responsibly disposing of certain consumer products, thanks to a series of efforts led by the Product Stewardship Institute through a contract awarded by the CT DEEP.

Content in the Remediation section of DEEP’s website has been updated

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

DEEP has posted its “Draft Proposal for a Transformed Cleanup Program.” This report can be found on the Cleanup Transformation Stakeholder Input
and Public Participation web page. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

DEEP: CT DEEP and Greenways Council Accepting Greenways Designation Nominations

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that nominations for official state greenway designations will be accepted through May 1, 2013. Greenways are an integral part of any community, offering recreational opportunities, providing alternate transportation options, helping to preserve the environment, and supporting economic development. Greenways can

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DEEP to lose $1.45M to state budget cuts

Nov 30th, 2012 | By

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials are working to decide how best to implement Gov. Dannel Malloy’s latest round of budget “recisions” — which for the DEEP total $1.45 million. For more on this story, visit: DEEP to lose $1.45M to state budget cuts – The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT.

Conn. debuts green building tax credit

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut is readying to award tax credits for “green” buildings, with the application requiring a $10,000 nonrefundable fee, and the state reserving the right not to award a tax credit if “in the best interest of the state.” Developers are eligible for the credit whose commercial properties meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in

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Vernon: Tankerhoosen Wildlife Management Area created

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

The department held a ceremony Friday announcing its purchase of the a 450-acre parcel for $3 million. The acquisition preserves and protects a large portion of the river, the only natural brown and brook trout waterway in the Connecticut River basin, department officials said.

DEEP Announces the Formation of K-9 Unit

Jun 14th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon Police) has announced the formation of a K-9 unit.

DEEP’s Pollution Prevention Newsletter – Spring Issue

Apr 9th, 2012 | By

Learn about reel solutions for tackling this environmental issue. Check out what’s on the environmental menu at this local business. Drop in some local police departments and drop off your unwanted meds. Read about how environmental protection is getting college credit at this CT university. Learn how CT leaders are thinking “out of the dumpster”

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DEEP Issues Proposed Final Decision on Inland Wetlands Permit for New Britain to Hartford Busway

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

The Connecticut DEEP today issued a proposed final decision recommending the issuance of an inland wetlands and watercourses permit to the Connecticut DOT required for the construction of the New Britain to Hartford busway. The proposed final decision can be accessed on the DEEP web site. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

DEEP’s ‘cleanup’ report defers hard questions

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

On Dec. 21, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released a proposal to “transform” state environmental remediation programs. While setting ambitious goals for streamlined, self-implementing cleanup standards, Christopher P. McCormack DEEP’s proposal offers no details of such standards. DEEP would also expand remediation requirements to many properties where owners today can opt to

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Green Circle Award and the importance of drinking water aquifers with Dan Esty and George Jepsen

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty help put a spotlight on the importance of drinking water aquifers at an event that will include presentation of grants, awards for good works and the launch of new efforts to support local initiatives to protect aquifers. When:          

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Power Outages Lead to Air Quality Alert

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued an air quality action day for Westport an area until midnight. An air quality action day means that particulate matter within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy levels for parts of Connecticut due to elevated levels of particle pollution. For more on this

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Connecticut, Coast Guard sign recreational boating safety cooperative agreement

Aug 19th, 2011 | By

The agreement defines how Connecticut and the Coast Guard will work together to oversee recreational boating safety programs. These programs include mutual enforcement of laws relating to recreational boating safety on waters within concurrent jurisdiction of the state of Connecticut and the United States. These waters include Long Island Sound, coastal embayments and Connecticut’s major rivers.

Connecticut Departments of Energy and Environment officially merged

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) came to life today, charged with the dual responsibilities of creating a new energy future for the state and protecting Connecticut’s environment and natural resources.

Esty to link green, business | YDN

Apr 8th, 2011 | By

The newly appointed head of the Department of Environmental Protection, Dan Esty, hopes to make Connecticut the leading state in the race toward a clean energy future, Yale Daily News reports.