League of Women Voters to host talk from state DEEP commissioner at Darien Library

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Darien Library Louise Parker Berry Community Room, Robert Klee,  commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will speak on DEEP’s plans to keep Connecticut safe from the effects of climate change.  The talk is co-sponsored by the Darien League of Women Voters, Robinson and Cole,  the Darien Library and the Darien Nature Center.
DEEP is the state agency charged with conserving, improving and protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and bringing cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy to consumers.  Klee will discuss how the state’s budget and policies will affect DEEP’s plans to keep our state safe from the effects of climate change and how we, as citizens, can help in this endeavor.
Klee joined DEEP in April 2011 as Chief of Staff.  In that role he oversaw the work of the agency and advised the Commissioner and senior staff on environmental and energy policy issues. Before joining the state service, Klee was an attorney with Wiggin and Dana LLP, in New Haven where he specialized in energy and environmental law. He served as a Research Affiliate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from 2006 to 2008.
Klee serves on the governing bodies of several organizations dealing with critical environmental and energy issues.  These include: the Governor’s Council on Climate Change, of which he is chairman, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Connecticut Green Bank, Connecticut Blue Plan Advisory Committee, Recycle CT Foundation and the Environmental Council of the States.
All are invited to learn more about this important topic that affects us all. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.  For more information on the League of Women Voters of Darien go to lwv.darien.org.