News Releases - 2018
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DCP and DEEP Urge Homeowners to Make Tree Health Assessments Now While Trees Still Have Leaves
Several preceding years of drought and invasive forest pests have dealt a heavy toll on Connecticut’s oak and ash trees.
DEEP Hosts Discover Outdoor Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Natural Resources will be holding a new event, Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day, 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.
Connecticut Fire Engine and Crew Members Return Home from California
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that Fire Engine 1508 is due to return tonight (September 15), after a two week firefighting assignment on the 100,000 + acre Ferguson Fire, in central California.
Gov. Malloy Joins Connecticut in Coalition Committed to Phasing out Coal Power in Favor of Clean Energy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has committed the State of Connecticut to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance – a coalition of countries, regions, states, and businesses that are committed to phasing out traditional coal power and placing a moratorium on new traditional coal power stations.
EPA Honors Former DEEP Air Bureau Chief
At a ceremony in Boston today, recently retired Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Chief of the Bureau of Air Management, Anne Gobin, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open September 15
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2018 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey opens on September 15.
Bat Appreciation Day at Old New-Gate Prison
Join Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) wildlife biologists and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) staff for a celebration of bat conservation and the reopening of Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine.
Connecticut 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.
2019 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.
Two 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.
Air 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.
Third 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.
Risk 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.
Gov. 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.
CT 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.