July Climate Update: Federal, State, and Local Actions

West Virginia v. EPA – And Next Steps for ActionThe U.S. Supreme Court decision on West Virginia v. EPA impedes the EPA’s authority to regulate emissions from polluting sectors, granted by the Clean Air Act. In response to the ruling, Save the Sound organized a rally with several Connecticut environmental groups to demand federal and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: POTUS UNVEILS EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON CLIMATE AMIDST BIG POLLUTER OPPOSITION TO CLIMATE AGENDA

New Haven, CT – Today, President Joe Biden announced new executive actions to combat the climate crisis amidst major climate set-backs in Congress and the Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on West Virginia v. EPA, stripped away the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon pollution from fossil fuel-burning power plants. President […]

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Ratepayers shouldn’t be first option for municipalities funding expensive compliance projects

Municipalities across the United States, including many here in New York and Connecticut, are currently in violation of the Clean Water Act. In this blog post, Madeline Collins, Esq., a Save the Sound legal intern and Vermont Law LLM student, examines the flaws in the EPA’s recent guidance for clean water enforcement, and what should be done to draft guidance that better protects communities’ health and advances equity.

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Press Release: Save the Sound urges FAA to prepare Environmental Impact Statement on proposed Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion

Raises concerns about wetland loss and impacts of flooding, sea-level rise, and pollution on environment and neighborhoods NEW HAVEN—Save the Sound yesterday sent a letter to the New England Region’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office, warning of a flawed environmental review process and urging the FAA to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the […]

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Save the Sound supports New York Governor Hochul’s bold environmental agenda in State of the State

On Wednesday, January 5, New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a bold State of the State address, with an ambitious environmental agenda to combat climate change and make major investments in clean energy infrastructure. Most exciting was the proposal to increase the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act (formerly the Environmental Bond […]

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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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Taking Climate Impacts to Congress

This year’s hurricane season has just begun, and already it’s exposing our communities’ vulnerability to storms. Flash flooding. Power outages. Inundated subways and washed-out train lines. Millions of gallons of raw sewage overflowing into streets and basements. All of which you documented. And it’s expected to get worse with climate change. So we’re talking to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Identifies 18 Resiliency Projects in New Report

Getting projects to shovel-ready status could leverage federal dollars for Connecticut communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.org; Javier Román-Nieves, jroman-nieves@savethesound.org New Haven, Connecticut – Today Save the Sound released a guide to 18 priority projects along the central Connecticut coast that would use nature-based solutions to restore habitats and protect shoreline communities from the […]

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