News Releases - 2019
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DPH Continues Fish Consumption Advisory on Lower Farmington River Downstream from Rainbow Dam Based on Validated Data from the June 8 AFFF Spill
The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) have received validated test results of fish tissue samples taken in July from the lower Farmington River that confirm the presence of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) at levels higher than considered safe for human consumption.
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Issues Draft Electric Vehicle Roadmap for Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued an ambitious strategy for deploying electric vehicles in Connecticut.
Governor’s Greenways Council Presents its 4th CT Trails Symposium
The Governor’s Greenways Council, in partnership with Goodwin College, is hosting the fourth Connecticut Trails Symposium for local officials, property owners, managers and volunteers on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the college’s East Hartford Campus.
First Progress Report and Last Four Goals of the 20BY20 Initiative Unveiled
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released the first quarterly report of the 20BY20 initiative, a set of 20 short-term high-impact agency goals aimed at providing greater predictability, efficiency, and transparency for environmental permitting and regulatory processes to be achieved by the end of 2020.
DEEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the opening days of turkey and small game hunting seasons.
Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force Releases Draft PFAS Action Plan for Public Comment
Commissioner Katie S. Dykes of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell of the Department of Public Health (DPH), co-chairs of the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force, announce the release today of the Task Force’s Draft PFAS Action Plan.
Encon Police Respond to Incident with Black Bear in Southbury
On Saturday, September 28, Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police responded to Southbury for a report of an incident with a black bear.
Connecticut Updates Rules for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to Drive Down Emissions
The General Assembly’s Legislative Regulation Review Committee (LRRC) has unanimously approved updates to carbon dioxide emissions regulations that strengthen the state’s commitment to a zero-carbon grid by 2040.
Motorists, Watch for Deer and Moose this Fall
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity along roadways, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut's small moose population, which mainly resides in the northern part of the state.
Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open in September
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2019 fall archery hunting season for deer opens on Sunday, September 15 on private land only and on Monday, September 16 on state land.
Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Continues: Eastern Equine Encephalitis Positive Mosquitoes Found in 10 Connecticut Towns
The State Mosquito Management Program is warning Connecticut residents about the risk of infection by eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) this season.
Discover Outdoor Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureaus of Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation announce that Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day will be held on Sunday, September 15 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Meigs Point Area) in Madison.
Bat Appreciation Day at Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine
Join Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division biologists and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) staff for a celebration of bat conservation at the Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine.
Plans Finalized for Mosquito Spraying in Pachaug State Forest
The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program will be spraying for mosquito control in areas of the Pachaug State Forest considered to be at high risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus and West Nile virus (WNV).
West Nile Virus Expanding Throughout Connecticut - Positive Mosquitoes found in 14 Towns
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has now identified West Nile virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes in 14 Connecticut towns throughout the state.