Climate Explained: The Electric Grid

Climate issues can be difficult to understand. This series is designed to deliver you what you need to know about some of the most prevalent issues in climate policy today. In 1,000 words, let’s learn how the electric grid works—and how electric vehicles fit into the conversation.  This article is written by Kaleigh Pitcher, a […]

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Climate Week NYC 2023: The time to talk Renewable Rikers is now

The collective voice of New Yorkers has filled City Hall Park for centuries. It was where they protested the Stamp Act in 1765 and raised the first Liberty Pole a year later. On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read there, in the presence of General George Washington. In the late morning of […]

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The Legislative Session in New York Has Ended; Our Work on Ensuring the Strongest Policy Protections Has Not

This blog was updated from our end-of-session press release, which we issued on Saturday, June 10. It was the middle of Thursday afternoon, on what was intended to be the final day of the legislative session in New York, when Governor Kathy Hochul stood beside several of her commissioners and acknowledged that everywhere across the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Responds to New York Legislative Session’s Environmental Action: Wins for water protections; other priorities fail to receive a vote

Larchmont, NY – In a legislative session marked by delays and deadline extensions, Living Shorelines seems to have run out of time. One of Save the Sound’s highest priority bills passed the New York State Senate on June 5 but now appears unlikely to be brought to a vote in the Assembly, which was still […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Responds to Connecticut Legislative Session’s Environmental Action Wins for environmental justice, habitat, and clean water, but massive missed opportunities on reducing emissions and plastics

New Haven, Conn. – The 2023 state legislative session was characterized by incremental progress, as legislators and advocates alike adapted to new norms in the Connecticut General Assembly’s first fully in-person session in three years. Measures that will protect public health, clean water, and habitats passed in the final days of session, while there were […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound supports environmental investments in NYS budget

Larchmont, NY — Thirty-three days after the original deadline, Save the Sound is pleased that the $229 billion New York State budget for Fiscal Year 2024 passed late Tuesday night includes the continuation of significant environmental investments, a promising development for Suffolk County, and one ground-breaking energy policy. Funding will remain at last year’s record […]

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Just the (Climate) Facts, Please

Introducing Our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases You already know that greenhouse gases—and particularly CO2 emissions—are a major driver of rising temperatures and, therefore, climate change. But just how much greenhouse gas is our planet subject to now, how dangerous is it for our climate, and what needs to be done? These are […]

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CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs Policy Director Advocates for Climate Action

Shining light on the advocacy and sustainability work of young environmental leaders working to make their communities safer and cleaner. As part of our commitment to youth engagement and equity, we are holding an ongoing series of interviews with individuals and sharing their stories to spread awareness. Allison Pilcher, 26, is a policy director for […]

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