Elsa Foreshadows Climate Change’s Human and Environmental Impacts

Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in the Long Island Sound region in the early hours of Friday, July 9, dropping between 1.5 and 5 inches of rain on communities in New York and Connecticut in less than 12 hours. This resulted in coastal and inland flooding, road closures, rescues of several people from vehicles, and […]

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Press Statement: Save the Sound applauds President Biden’s executive order prioritizing environmental justice and clean energy jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.org Press Statement: Save the Sound applauds President Biden’s executive order prioritizing environmental justice and clean energy jobs Washington D.C.— Today President Biden is expected sign an executive order establishing a White House interagency council on environmental justice, create an office of health and climate equity […]

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Our 2021 Legislative Agenda for New York

Save the Sound Priorities for New York State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 The ramifications of COVID have left many states in the difficult budget position of deciding which programs to support and which to cut, and New York is no different. However, Governor Cuomo has pledged to do his best to keep current levels of funding […]

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Our 2021 Legislative Agenda for Connecticut

Connecticut’s state legislative session began January 6, and will run through June 2. It’s a “long session”—a year our legislators focus on developing the state budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, in addition to passing and updating other legislation. This session will look unlike years past in many ways as the continued COVID pandemic […]

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Charting CT’s climate path: GC3 workgroup reports

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) is charged with figuring out how to turn Connecticut’s climate goals into an actionable path. Save the Sound’s president sits on the Council, and our climate and energy attorney, ecological restoration director, and Soundkeeper have each been helping shape that path. Seven workgroups have spent the last year […]

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CT Special Session Advances Environmental Justice, Contamination Cleanup, Cleaner Power

With Connecticut’s spring 2020 legislative session disrupted by the pandemic, state lawmakers reconvened in special session at the end of September to conduct time-sensitive business. We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]

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Priorities for CT’s Special Legislative Session

As of this writing, Connecticut’s state legislators are preparing to enter special session, a rare opportunity to make progress on environmental laws outside of the regular annual spring session. Among the topics they’re considering, Save the Sound has identified three high priorities for substantial and timely environmental action. Use our easy form to share your […]

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Green Buildings and Your Health

Save the Sound climate interns, Savannah Kucera and Martin Tipton, spent the summer researching the intersection of green building policies, health, and equity. Here they tell us a little bit about their research and how we can improve energy efficiency in our own homes. The term “green building” can be a black box. College admissions […]

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