NY Legislative Update: Many priorities remain, but not much time

This email was sent by David Ansel, our vice president of water protection. When policy intern Ella McGrail and I arrived at the Capitol on Monday, the clock was already ticking. Legislators had just returned to Albany after two weeks back home in their districts, and only 18 sessions remained on the legislative calendar. It […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Outcomes of the 2024 Connecticut Legislative Session

Failure to act on climate and environmental justice; wins for healthy waters and habitats; major environmental rights rollback defeated New Haven, CT. – The 2024 state legislative session followed the pattern of recent years, with laudable passage of multiple policies to protect public health, clean water, and habitats contrasting with yet another year of failure […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Planting Continues at “Reconnecting Rivers” Dana Dam Removal Celebration

New Haven, CT – Last weekend kicked off the first in a series of volunteer planting days at the former site of Dana Dam, the next to be held at the “Reconnecting Rivers” Dana Dam Removal Celebration on May 4.   Over 40 volunteers showed up to help plant more than 125 native trees and shrubs […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Key NYS Clean Water Funding Restored in State Budget

Larchmont, NY —The New York State Legislature and Governor Kathy Hochul cut the delay in reaching a budget deal this session nearly in half of what it was in 2023. The real good news is that funding for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act avoided the same fate. The record $237 billion state budget for FY […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2024

Washington, D.C. – The Farmington River faces a significant threat from the harmful and outdated Rainbow Dam. Today, American Rivers announces the inclusion of the Farmington River in its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. “The Farmington River supports diverse fish and wildlife, is a vital source of clean drinking water for the region, […]

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NY HEAT Act is heating up!

On Wednesday, March 13, our environmental justice specialist Alex Rodriguez and policy intern Ella McGrail attended a rally and lobby day in Albany to raise support for S2016/A4592B, the New York HEAT (Home Energy Affordable Transition) Act alongside over 100 fellow climate advocates. The NY HEAT Act will save New Yorkers money on their energy […]

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Nos Quedamos Youth Leader Embraces the Community Power of the South Bronx

As part of our commitment to partnering with communities to support an equitable and environmentally just future, we are holding an ongoing series where we shine light on the sustainability work of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and intersectional justice-focused leaders of all ages. Born and raised in the multicultural community of the […]

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ACTION ALERT: CT’s most important climate bill this year

Opponents dubbed it the Green Monster. We know it as Connecticut’s best hope for meaningful climate action this year. The climate bill that the state legislature’s Environment Committee will discuss on Friday is a monster—and that’s a good thing! The climate crisis demands action on all fronts, and this big bill includes a plethora of […]

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