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After the July 4 holiday weekend, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will reduce services in Connecticut’s 109 state parks.

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Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released a new version of its ten-year plan for wildlife conservation last week. The plan describes the threats facing different plants, animals or habitats in the state, including White Nose Syndrome.

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Last weekend, environmental conservation police in Connecticut charged a fisherman in Milford with possession of illegal fish. He allegedly had two striped bass hidden on his boat. That’s not unusual. What’s unusual is how police found the fish. It was the first time the state’s conservation police used a police dog to find suspected fish poachers.


Officer Logiodice is one of four K9 officers on staff. He says his dog, Ruger, is a pretty high-energy dog.


About a third of Connecticut’s cities and towns are rejecting proposed state regulations for dealing with storm water runoff.

Leaders of the municipalities are denouncing the draft regulations.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities represents most of Connecticut’s towns and cities. It says the new draft regulations by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection dictate the frequency of street sweeping and the cleaning of storm water drainage systems that run into municipal sewers. And this imposes costs that towns and cities simply cannot afford. 

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.