Newly Appointed DEP Commissioner Daniel Esty to Speak in Hamden
by Staff ◊ Jun 03, 2011
Daniel C. Esty, recently appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will be the guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of The Hamden Land Conservation Trust that is open to the public.
The meeting and talk will take place on Thursday evening, June 9, at 7pm, at St. Rita Church hall on Whitney Avenue in the Spring Glen section of Hamden. Refreshments will be served.
“Land Use and Preservation: Key Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century” is Commissioner Esty’s topic for the evening.
As Commissioner, Esty works closely with Governor Malloy on a range of issues, including the Governor’s proposal to transform DEP into the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), a new agency that would add energy issues to the DEP’s traditional responsibilities. With this expanded authority, DEEP will play a key role in developing 21st century energy policies to make Connecticut more competitive and a leader in green energy.
Prior to joining DEP, Commissioner Esty was the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University. He held faculty appointments in both Yale’s Environment and Law Schools. He also served as the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for Business and Environment at Yale.
Commissioner Esty’s career includes serving in a variety of senior positions for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as practicing law in Washington, DC.
Commissioner Esty holds a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Oxford and a law degree from Yale.