Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

  • DEEP promises to levy $1K a day fine over Vets Park violations

    NORWALK, Conn. – The state is planning to levy a $1,000 a day fine due to violations made by a contractor working for Norwalk in Veterans Park. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) “will be seeking a consent order with civil penalty” because Norwalk violated two sections of its Certificate of Permission for…

  • EPA chief returns to Hartford, touts Paris agreement on climate change

    HARTFORD, Conn. – It was a homecoming of sorts for Gina McCarthy, the current administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who served as the head of Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection from 2004 through 2009.

  • Norwalk political notes: Green on red, Mosby rescheduled

    NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this week: Chimento tackling problem Alvord said was impossible to fix Harbor Management Commission members are not feeling the love DEEP’s not as powerful a Lauricella thinks FOI hearing on Mosby complaints rescheduled to the week before election

  • State ‘30 percent’ there on Walk Bridge design

    Update, 3 p.m., comment from ConnDOT. NORWALK, Conn. – A temporary railroad bridge would be built alongside the aged railroad bridge over the Norwalk River as part of the herculean task of replacing the problematic structure, according to a plan devised by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT). The new bridge concept is “30 percent…

  • Norwalk’s processes attacked in latest Beinfield battle

    NORWALK, Conn. – The battle to stop architect Bruce Beinfield from building on Farm Creek made its way Wednesday to the Harbor Management Commission, to the surprise of Commission members. “It’s not in our purview,” Commission member John Pinto said before the meeting even began. Environmental activist Diane Lauricella later told him that it was.…

  • DEEP revises storm water permit

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Compromise is never easy, but the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hoping municipalities and environmentalists will find their new storm water permit regulations better than the first.

  • Connecticut hearing officer weighing tons of testimony in Washington Village challenge

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk activists trying to stop Washington Village from being rebuilt in its current location did not present any experts or evidence to back up their claims, the Norwalk Housing Authority asserts in a brief submitted to the state hearing officer holding the fate of the project – and possibly the $30 million…

  • Malloy tells regulators they can quit if they don’t like it

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday rejected a call from state utility regulators for more independence, telling reporters that the regulators could resign if they required more autonomy from his administration. Malloy’s comments stem from a letter written last month by the three commissioners of the Public Utility Regulatory Authority.