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 We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]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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PRESS RELEASE: Energy Funds appeal gets oral argument in NYC

In late December, attorneys undertook an important milestone in our fight for the energy efficiency and clean energy funds that save you money and reduce climate emissions. Read about it in our press release below, or in the CT Law Tribune (PDF).   December 20, 2019 U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Appeal for Return of […]

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2019 Year in Review: The Difference We’re Making Together

There’s one great truth about our environment: it’s all connected. Streams flow from forested hills to rivers to our drinking water reservoirs or our beaches. Winds blow clean air or smog through our neighborhoods. Fish swim from the Atlantic, through Long Island Sound, and upstream to local ponds to start their life cycles anew. And […]

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Leaves…nuisance or benefit? It’s all in how you approach it.

Every year around this time, we are all enraptured by the beautiful colors that appear as our trees prepare for their winter slumber. For many, this breathtaking sight also triggers anxiety as those many-hued paratroopers descend to the ground en masse. The hours of raking, the hours bagging, the back-breaking carrying to the curb…it’s no […]

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