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President-Elect Joe Biden and N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo
Richard Drew / AP

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Gina McCarthy, the former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as his climate czar.

kitchen waste
Jan Ellen Spiegel

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials have already tentatively approved a permit for a waste processing plant on the Quinnipiac River to start accepting all household waste. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and environmental advocates told officials at a Zoom meeting on Tuesday that the state should clean up the area, instead.

PFAS Testing Begins In 3 Connecticut Rivers

Nov 7, 2019
Brian Scott-Smith

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Rhode Island have begun monitoring three rivers in eastern Connecticut for possible PFAS contamination. The Salmon, The Quinebaug and the Natchaug Rivers are near the Rhode Island border.

DEEP Releases Blue Plan

Mar 20, 2019
Patey Bleecker / Pixabay

Environmental officials in Connecticut have released the first draft of a long-awaited map and inventory of Long Island Sound.

Courtesy of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

For the first time, recycling rules are now uniform across Connecticut.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee has unveiled a user friendly website so residents can check “What’s In? What’s Out?”

“A lot of people have very wishful ideas about what can be recycled. Turns out not everything can be, so we’ve have a new website, with a widget that will tell you. You plug in your item and it will tell you best how to recycle it.”

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