News Releases - 2018
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DEEP and Closed Loop Fund Announce Historic Partnership on Funding for Recycling Infrastructure
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Closed Loop Fund today unveiled an historic statewide, public-private partnership targeting a $5 million investment in recycling infrastructure in Connecticut in 2018. This statewide program follows Closed Loop Fund’s successful investment in Waterbury, CT in 2017.
State Environmental Conservation Police Awarded National Accreditation
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) has been awarded national accreditation by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
DEEP Announces Winner of the Annual Angler’s Guide Cover Photo Contest
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the winner of the Fifth Annual Angler’s Guide Cover Photo Contest.
Gov. Malloy, Commissioner Klee Push for Environmental and Energy Bills
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee today advocated for the passage of the Malloy administration’s environmental protection and resiliency bill, as well as the Governor’s energy bill, both of which have received public hearings in recent weeks.
DEEP Reminds Residents and Businesses Now is the Time to Prepare for Management of Nuisance Resident Canada Geese
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents and businesses that Canada Geese will soon be returning and now is the time to prepare for management of nuisance Canada Geese.
DEEP Announces New Trout & Salmon Stamp Now Available for Purchase
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the Trout & Salmon Stamp is available for purchase for the 2018 Fishing Season.
DEEP Announces Seasonal Lifeguard Positions Now Available
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that those seeking employment as seasonal lifeguards at one of the eight lifeguarded state park beaches can apply for those positions online beginning today.
Connecticut State Parks “The Sky's the Limit” 2018 Hiking Challenge
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a great opportunity to hike 14 of Connecticut’s lesser known hiking trails and receive a “Sky’s the Limit” hiking staff medallion or pin for your efforts.
Connecticut’s Energy Efficiency Programs Fuel Job Creation and Economic Growth in 2017
Annual Report details how customer-funded programs and services will result in more than $841 million in savings
Meet the North American Porcupine!
Have you ever seen a porcupine in CT? Would you like to know more about Connecticut’s elusive Quill Pig?
Gov 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:
Body 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.
State 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.
Gov. Malloy Announces Open Space Grants That Will Preserve Nearly 2,005 Acres of Land in 23 Towns Across Connecticut
State’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program Continuing to Preserve Land for Connecticut Residents
DEEP Releases Finalized Comprehensive Energy Strategy
Updated CES will help to Lower Energy Costs to Residents and Businesses while Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions