Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection


Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection News

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: 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.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: 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.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Body Recovered from Connecticut River Was Missing Boater

Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today confirmed that the body pulled from the Connecticut River on Wednesday is that of the boater who went missing on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEEP Working with Marinas and Boaters to Keep Connecticut Waters Clean

Recreational boaters and marine facility operators in Connecticut continue to demonstrate their strong commitment to clean and healthy waters.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Connecticut State Parks “The Sky’s the Limit” 2019 Hiking Challenge

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a great opportunity to hike 14 of Connecticut State Parks “Supervisor and Staff Picks” and receive a “Sky’s the Limit” hiking staff medallion or pin for your efforts.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: 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.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: 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.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Illegal Deer Hunting Arrests

Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) with the assistance of Woodbury Police and the Connecticut State Police Troop L arrested three individuals in connection with illegal deer hunting in Roxbury on Monday, October 22, 2018.
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Connecticut hikers hit the trails to ring in new year

Connecticut didn't want to drop the ball on New Year's Day celebrations, so it organized "First Day Hikes" through five of its parks to welcome 2017 in a more active, natural way.
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Connecticut regulators cap United Illuminating rate request

Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently approved a revenue increase of approximately $59 million for United Illuminating Co. (UI), a $39 million reduction from the company's original request filed in July 2016.
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Connecticut considering revisions to water withdrawal rules

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it is considering revising regulations governing large withdrawals of groundwater and water from the state's waterways.
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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection picks 25 projects for small-scale energy program

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently selected 25 projects to move forward with in its small-scale energy projects program, for which it had issued a request for proposals (RFP) earlier this year.
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