News Releases - 2018
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Gov. Malloy Announces Zero-Carbon Resource Selections
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that, under a recently adopted statute requiring the state to conduct an appraisal of nuclear power-generating facilities and solicit bids for zero-carbon electricity-generating resources, the state has selected two nuclear power bids, along with nine solar project bids – two of which are paired with energy storage – and one offshore wind project.
Connecticut State Parks Celebrates the New Year with First Day Hikes Across the State on January 1, 2019
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) State Parks and its partners will sponsor free, guided hikes in many state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative taking place in all 50 states.
Gov. Malloy Announces $3.5 Million in Funding to Remediate and Revitalize 59 Acres of Land in Eight Municipalities
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $3.6 million in state funding is being awarded to eleven projects in eight Connecticut municipalities to assess, remediate and revitalize blighted properties in their communities – also known as “brownfields” – and put them back into productive use.
Gov. Malloy Releases Climate Change Recommendations, Adds Connecticut to Newly Formed Coalition Addressing Transportation-Related Emissions
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the final set of recommendations from the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), which will establish a sustainable path for achieving Connecticut’s long-term vision for decarbonizing our economy in order to address the problem of human-induced climate change.
DEEP Recruiting Lifeguards for 2019 Summer Season
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that they are recruiting lifeguards for the upcoming 2019 summer season at the eight Connecticut State Park guarded beaches.
Gov Malloy Announces Open Space Grants That Will Preserve Nearly 1,200 Acres of Land in 14 Towns Across Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $4.8 million in state grants are being awarded to support the purchase of 1,139 acres of land for 15 projects in 14 Connecticut municipalities that the state will designate to be preserved as open space.
Gov. Malloy Commemorates Imminent Completion of Silver Sands State Park Renovations
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environment Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Rob Klee today cut a ribbon to celebrate the imminent completion of long-awaited renovations at Silver Sands State Park in Milford.
DEEP Announces Temporary Closure of a Portion of Enders State Forest in Granby
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the temporary closure of a portion of Enders State Forest in Granby to allow for construction activity in the area around the waterfalls.
Photography Exhibit Opens at Kellogg Environmental Center
The public is invited to the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, CT to enjoy a display of portraits prepared by Nelson Tchakirides of Ansonia, CT.
DEEP Holds Remembrance Ceremony for EnCon Officer James V. Spignesi Jr.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will hold a remembrance ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the passing of Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Officer James V. Spignesi Jr. Officer Spignesi, a 21-year veteran of the DEEP, became the first EnCon Police Officer to die in the line of duty when he was killed while on routine patrol in Scotland, Connecticut on November 20, 1998.
Celebrate “Holidays with Friends” at Gillette Castle State Park
Gillette Castle will be open for tours this holiday season.
DEEP Encourages Residents to Take Part in America Recycles Day
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds everyone to take part in America Recycles Day, celebrated annually on November 15th.
Gov. Malloy Announces Release of $12.2 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds to Support Clean Air Projects in Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $12.2 million dollars from the legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund ten clean air projects in the state. Administered through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Connecticut is one of the first states in the nation to make these funds available for a variety of diesel mitigation projects.
General Firearms Deer Season Began November 14
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a safety reminder for outdoor enthusiasts as a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway or about to begin, most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season on Wednesday, November 14.
Celebrate A Storybook Holiday!
Enter a world of wonder and explore your favorite fairytales and fables!