PRESS RELEASE: Statement on “Good Neighbor” arguments in Supreme Court

Rule protects New York and Connecticut from ozone pollution generated in Midwest  New Haven, CT — On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United State heard oral arguments on challenges to an Environmental Protection Agency rule aimed at reducing ozone pollution from power plants and other industry. The policy, known as the “Good Neighbor” rule, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound to appeal FAA’s Tweed decision

Inadequate environmental assessment ignored significant threats  New Haven, CT — Save the Sound will appeal the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision accepting the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the proposed expansion of Tweed New Haven Airport, the New Haven-based environmental organization announced Tuesday evening.  On December 21, 2023, the […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound applauds state legal action to enforce cleanup of English Station

Today, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong filed an enforcement action against United Illuminating over the company’s failure to complete state-ordered cleanup of the English Station power plant. The facility, located on an island in New Haven’s Mill River, has been shuttered for over three decades and is subject to a 2015 order from the Public […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Reaches Settlement with Four Municipalities of the New Rochelle Sewer District

A collaborative agreement has been reached between Save the Sound and the four municipal members of the New Rochelle Sewer District (NRSD): the City of New Rochelle, the Town of Mamaroneck, the Village of Larchmont, and the Village of Pelham Manor. This settlement is the most recent to be struck in a case dating back […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound applauds AG Tong’s legal action to protect CT residents from PFAS

“Forever chemicals” harm human health and environment, must be phased out New Haven, CT — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced today the filing of two lawsuits seeking injunctive and monetary relief from 28 manufacturers that have contaminated the state’s waters with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The companies’ products include firefighting foam and consumer products […]

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2023 Year in Review

As we bid farewell to another impactful year, we extend our deepest gratitude to every one of you—our invaluable members, supporters, advocates, and volunteers. Your commitment to the well-being of our environment has been the driving force behind our successes. Whether it was picking up beach litter, signing petitions for land restoration or climate action, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Response to Tweed Airport Environmental Assessment

Senior legal director Roger Reynolds: “In a grim and cynical Christmas gift, the final environmental assessment for the proposed expansion of Tweed Airport was released today. Issuing this controversial and long-awaited decision the last business day before Christmas is an obvious attempt to hide it. “The decision fundamentally ignores critical input from the public, CT […]

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Press Release: NYS Supreme Court rules NYC Department of Environmental Protection failed to report Combined Sewer Overflow discharges as required

Thanks to a recent ruling by the New York State Supreme Court, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is required to notify the public of combined sewage overflow discharges within four hours, in accordance with the Sewage Protection Right to Know Act (SPRTKA). Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, on behalf of seven environmental […]

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