Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

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.

Attack of the hybrid wolf-dogs?

Mar 26, 2014
(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.

An environmental advocacy group is challenging how energy policy is coordinated by New England's six governors.  The Conservation Law Foundation has submitted public records requests to the states.

A proposal to replace a state-run waste to energy business in Connecticut with a new entity faced opposition at a meeting of the state General Assembly’s Environment Committee on Friday. Private waste haulers claim the proposal would put them out of business.

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Jan 15, 2014
Conn. DEEP

The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.  Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.