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News Releases

April 17, 2020 - CEQ Publishes 2019 Annual Environmental Quality Report - Environmental Quality in Connecticut.

March 5, 2020 - CEQ Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

December 16, 2019 - CEQ Releases Special Report: FUEL for THOUGHT, Recommendations to Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Accidental Releases (spills and leaks) of Home Heating Oil

August 1, 2019 - CEQ Publishes Environmental Update on the Changes in Connecticut’s Wildlife Linked to a Warming Climate.

May 29, 2019 - CEQ Publishes 2018 Annual Environmental Quality Report - Environmental Quality in Connecticut.

December 6, 2017 - CEQ Publishes Environmental Enforcement Report Focusing on Pesticides

August 2, 2017 - Climate Change is Happening Here: CEQ’s Annual Environmental Quality Report Shows Many Effects of Climate Trends

June 22, 2017 - CEQ's Midyear Update to Annual Environmental Report: Birds and Bats Continue Their Decline; DEEP Enforcement Programs Show Effects of Staff Reductions

April 19, 2017 - CEQ Releases Environmental Quality in Connecticut through 2016

February 3, 2017 - Council on Environmental Quality Publishes Energy Sprawl in Connecticut

June 29, 2016 - CEQ Updates Annual Report: Connecticut Residents Using More Gasoline; Long Island Sound Continues to Improve.

April 15, 2016 - CEQ Releases Environmental Quality in Connecticut for 2015.

March 17, 2015 - CEQ Releases Environmental Quality in Connecticut for 2014.

December 3, 2014 - Public is Invited to Comment on Draft Recommendations for Legislation

July 2, 2014 - CEQ Updates Annual Report on Connecticut's Environment: Two summertime updates, both positive...

May 28, 2014 - CEQ Releases Environmental Quality in Connecticut for 2013.

March 6, 2014 - CEQ Releases Special Report: Testing the Effluent: Some Systems Pass, Some Don't, and Some Won't Say

January 28, 2014 - CEQ's Recommendations for Legislation for 2014

January 7, 2014 - CEQ Releases Special Report: Preserved But Maybe Not

May 24, 2013 - Pollution paradox: 2012 Was Better And Worse (Update to Annual Report)

April 10, 2013 - CEQ Releases Environmental Quality in Connecticut for 2012.

August 20, 2012 - CEQ Commends CRRA and DEEP for reducing air pollution from Hartford's South Meadow "Jets" Power Plant

June 8, 2012 - Annual Report: The Storms of 2011 Revealed Much About Connecticut

January 24, 2012 - CEQ Recommends 12 Improvements to State Environmental Laws

January 5, 2012 - CEQ Recommends Phase-Out of Seldom-Used Power Plant in Hartford

April 21, 2011 - CEQ: 2010 Showed Us What Still Needs to Be Done

December 23, 2010 - CEQ Hails Completion of First “Free Acquisition” of Open Space Resulting From 2007 Law; Thirteen Acres of Norwich Hospital Property in Norwich go to DEP

September 9, 2010 - Worst Air Quality in Years; CEQ Says for Better Air We Need Efficient Air Conditioners.

April 29, 2010 - CEQ Reports on Successes, Failures of 2009 and the Past 40 Years

April 22, 2010 - CEQ Chair Issues 40-Year Report Card on Earth Day

News Releases for 2002 through 2009