News Releases - 2019
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DEEP Releases Offshore Wind RFP
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday released a request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind power as required under Public Act 19-71, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived from Offshore Wind. This request for proposals seeks up to 2,000 MW of offshore wind.
Pachaug State Forest Campgrounds Closed
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is closing two of its campgrounds in Pachaug State Forest because the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus was detected in human-biting mosquitoes trapped in the area by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES).
DEEP Designates Saturday, August 10 as Free Fishing License Day
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 10, “Free Fishing License Day.”
Connecticut Announces $7.5 Million to Fund Clean Air Projects from Volkswagen Settlement
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) this week announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $7.5 million dollars from the national legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund clean air projects.
State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in East Haven
The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program (MMP) announced that mosquitoes trapped in East Haven on July 30 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
DEEP Announces Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest
Have you taken an amazing wildlife photo?
DEEP Issues Rules for New Shared Clean Energy Facilities Program
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has submitted program rules for its statewide Shared Clean Energy Facilities (SCEF) program designed to provide greater access to renewable energy by low- and moderate-income customers in the state.
Weekend Heatwave Expected to Bring Unhealthy Air
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy levels of ozone across Connecticut Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21, 2019.
State Environmental Conservation Police Partner with Marine Agencies, Make Arrests in Weekend Operation DryWater Enforcement
Officers with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (Encon) Police participated in Operation DryWater from Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7, 2019.
DEEP Announces Public Notice of the Proposed Amendments to the Remediation Standard Regulations
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Monday posted for public review and comment its proposed amendments to Sections 22a-133k-1 to 22a-133k-3, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, also known as the Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs).
Environmental Conservation Police Make Arrest in After Witnesses Report Man Brandishing Firearm from Vessel
Officers with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation (Encon) Police on Sunday arrested Matthew Graillat, 32, of East Haddam, on charges of Threatening in the First Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree following an incident on July 5th on the Connecticut River in East Haddam in which witnesses reported that he pointed a firearm towards other boaters.
Governor Lamont Orders Formation of Working Group to Examine Issues Concerning PFAS
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing several state agencies, led by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health, to immediately convene a working group to examine issues related to the chemical PFAS. Used in firefighting foam, studies have linked PFAS, a class of thousands of chemicals involving perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, to potentially cause dangerous health problems.
Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police to Launch Operation Dry Water
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) will be increasing their on-water enforcement targeting boaters under the influence as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign taking place July 5 - July 7.
DEEP Concludes Seaside State Park RFP Process with No Award
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that it has concluded a Request for Proposal (RFP) process in an effort to identify a private development partner to redevelop four National Register-listed buildings into a State Park Lodge.
Fourth-of-July Weekend Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas by staying at least 50 yards away from places where large concentrations of birds are gathered and avoiding areas that are roped off or marked with signs designating nesting locations.