Department of Energy and Environmental Protection


Algae Closes Swimming Areas

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has closed two swimming areas in Connecticut. DEEP says Indian Well State Park in Shelton and Kettletown State Park in Southbury are off […]


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DEEP Commissioner Backs Sound Dredging Plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s environmental commissioner has endorsed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineering plan to dump dredged materials from waterways and harbors into areas of Long Island Sound. Rob Klee, commissioner of the […]



State Fire Crews Due To Return From California

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A contingent of firefighters from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and local departments is due to arrive home later this week after a two week deployment. They’ve joined […]


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Woman Injured By Boat Propeller

(Haddam, Conn./CBS Connecticut)  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says a 23-year old woman suffered severe lacerations to her lower extremities in a boating accident on the Connecticut River in Haddam Sunday.  DEEP says […]


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Algae Forces State To Shut Squantz Pond Beach

State environmental officials say the beach at Squantz Pond State Park has been closed to swimmers because of blue-green algae that can emit toxins possibly harmful to people and dogs.


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DEEP Offers Advice On Snakes

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – State environmental officials are offering advice for residents who may encounter snakes while out as the summer weather settles in. Rick Jacobson, director of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection […]


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Connecticut Bill Attempts To Tackle High Winter Power Costs

A bill that attempts to reduce high electricity bills that many New England consumers pay each winter is moving to the Connecticut governor’s desk.


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DEEP Preaches Safe Boating

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is offering a series of events to inform the public about safe boating practices. Starting Saturday, the agency will hold events throughout Connecticut to […]


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Fire Danger “Very High” Today In Connecticut

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – There’s a red flag warning up for Connecticut today. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection puts the forest fire danger around the state at “Very High”. The warning is in […]



Lawmaker Wants Notification Of Connecticut State Park Plans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park. Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme […]