Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

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It’s Spring!  As the weather grows warmer and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, popular sites like the Long Island Sound could be teeming with visitors very soon.  Will the Sound be ready?  This week on The Full Story we’ll explore the health of the Long Island Sound and how federal grants are funding local groups to improve the watershed and preserve it for future generations.  We’ll also take a closer look at the Green Amendment, which could guarantee a healthy environment for all New Yorkers. 

A conversation with guests:  

Joel Stocker / Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is looking for partners to develop a once abandoned psychiatric hospital in Waterford into a hotel. It would be the first hotel in a state park in Connecticut.

Groundbreaking Bird Study To Launch In Connecticut

Dec 20, 2017
Paul J. Fusco / Courtesy of Connecticut Audubon Society

Scientists will soon start a multi-year bird study in Connecticut, the first statewide assessment of bird life of its kind.

Susan Walsh / AP

Connecticut’s energy commissioner is attacking the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.  

John Seals / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP

According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the bobcat population has grown throughout Connecticut in the last decade.