Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Superstorm Sandy clean-up
2:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy

In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reached Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline, the first signs of flooding from a storm that delivered a devastating surge of seawater.
Credit Jessica Hill / A.P.

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.  The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Read more
Emissions at pre-1990 levels
12:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Conn. report says greenhouses gasses reduced

Connecticut has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the past two decades. That’s according to a new report from the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which shows emissions levels were lower in 2010 than they’ve been since 1990.

Read more
Environmental advocates push for rule change
9:00 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

EPA seeks regulatory authority over streams & wetlands

Credit Craig LeMoult

Tuesday is Earth Day, and once again, one of the key issues that people will be talking about is protecting our clean water. Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule change that would give the federal government regulatory authority over wetlands and streams. The advocacy group Environment Connecticut is about to kick off a door-to-door canvassing campaign to encourage people to support the rule change.

Read more
Investment in wastewater treatment paying off
12:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound

Crew on the John Dempsey lower a sensor into Long Island Sound to determine dissolved oxygen levels
Craig LeMoult

A report card released today by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.

Read more
Conn. DEEP investigates wolf-dog hybrids
9:57 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Attack of the hybrid wolf-dogs?

In this photo released by Wolf Park, is a wolf-dog hybrid in Indiana. The Connecticut DEEP is investigating an incident involving hybrid wolf-dogs in Ledyard, Conn.
Credit (AP Photo/Wolf Park, Monty Sloan)

The headline sounds a bit like a plot from a horror movie – hybrid wolf-dogs menacing a community in Southeastern Connecticut. But the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says these animals really exist, and they’re looking into the report of a Ledyard resident who claimed a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs running loose threatened him. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Bill Hyatt, chief of the Bureau of Natural Resources for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Read more

Pages