As mentioned in a previous blog post, the 2022 CT Legislative Session brought many wins for our climate, water, and wildlife protections. In addition to tackling such priorities, we weighed in on strengthening federal hospital community benefit agreements. Why? Because our organization is vested in promoting equitable outcomes for public health, as it relates to […]
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LLM student, examines the flaws in the EPA’s recent guidance for clean water enforcement, and what should be done to draft guidance that better protects communities’ health and advances equity.
New Haven, Conn.—The 2022 session of the Connecticut legislature, marked by unusually early passage of several major climate bills, concluded Wednesday night. Despite unexpected drama over the budget adjustment bill in the final hours, which seemed to derail passage of several hoped-for bills, on the whole climate action and environmental advocacy rose to the challenge, […]
Fair Haven, CT – A new partnership between environmental and community groups has launched along the Mill River in the Fair Haven neighborhood of New Haven. Save the Sound and nearly a dozen other partners, through the Urban Waters Initiative (UWI) administered by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), have initiated […]
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 […]
Action steps for the electricity, transportation, and buildings sectors will help meet state’s climate goals, improve public health, and increase equity. New Haven, Conn. – Save the Sound has released a major report on Connecticut’s climate, economy, and community well-being. “Climate Action Plan 2022: Cut Emissions & Build a Healthy Connecticut” examines the electricity, transportation, […]
Funded projects will benefit Queens, New Haven, Norwalk River, and the whole Long Island Sound region New Haven, Conn. – On Tuesday, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act. This landmark, bipartisan bill increases budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and Department of Energy, and adds $1 million to the Long […]
A coalition of environmental and social justice activists marched from Founders Plaza in Hartford to the State Capitol Tuesday, crying for investments in climate action to remediate future threats. In addition to speakers at each stop, the march featured numerous grassroots-made signs and stunning visuals, including a pipeline and other visuals to demonstrate the damage […]