Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee. Photo by WTiC's Matt Dwyer.

State: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

A state report released today finds that Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions are now below levels put into the air back in 1990.

06/06/2014

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State Reopens Sunrise Park

(East Haddam, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is announcing the reopening of one of its parks. Sunrise State Park in East Haddam had been closed for much of the […]

06/03/2014

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Eel Industry Picks Up In Connecticut

Connecticut is inching closer to the lucrative eel industry.

05/14/2014

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Connecticut, Rhode Island Joining To Improve River Quality

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) – State environmental officials from Rhode Island and Connecticut are combining efforts to improve the quality of water in the Pawcatuck River. The Westerly Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1oqMeUP ) officials from Rhode Island’s […]

05/14/2014

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Fire Danger In Connecticut “Very High” Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Environmental officials are warning about a high risk for forest fires in Connecticut on Thursday due to dry and windy conditions. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says all […]

04/24/2014

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Brush Fire Danger Level “High” In Connecticut

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has declared today’s forest fire danger level as “high”.

04/19/2014

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Probe Into Wolf-Dogs In Southeastern CT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut environmental conservation police are investigating reports about hybrid wolf-dogs attacking people and animals in the southeastern part of the state. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1jqfhXw ) that […]

03/25/2014

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Recycling Programs In Connecticut

Connecticut has embraced recycling and has done so at every level – from the state government and town councils to start-up e-companies and even churches.

12/02/2013

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DEEP At Scene Of Fuel Oil Spill

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is at the scene of a fuel oil spill in Chester. Spokesman Dwayne Gardner says the incident occurred late this morning. He says about 100 gallons of […]

11/06/2013

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Police Euthanize Moose In New Britain

State environmental officials had to euthanize a moose that turned up this morning in new britain. Dwayne Gardner, a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says the animal was a male […]

09/25/2013

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