On June 13, we participated in a press conference demanding passage of TCI to address public health disparities. Below is the press release from our partners at Transport Hartford. HARTFORD, CT – June 13, 2021 – During a press conference in front of the Community Health Services at 1pm in Hartford on Albany Avenue, advocates […]
Wins for LI Sound and public health; unfinished business on climate This release represents the best information available to us as of sine die. Updates will be made as needed. Hartford, Conn. – One of the most unusual sessions in memory has also proven one of the most momentous for Connecticut’s environment, with substantial victories […]
After years of advocacy and stakeholder meetings, Connecticut has approved the Long Island Sound Blue Plan! This completes a near decade-long effort to protect this outstanding resource for generations to come. The unanimous Senate vote very early Friday morning followed unanimous passage on April 26 by the Connecticut House of Representatives. Environment Committee co-chairs Senator […]
The partnership between Save the Sound, scientists, and local concerned residents in Bridgeport is paying off, with important wins for clean water! Bridgeport Council voted to approve a “Resolution Approving Financing for the Design, Rehabilitation, Upgrading and Construction of Various Renovations and Improvements to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants” by a vote of 14-5 at their April 5, 2021 regular Council meeting.
“Streamlining” regulatory processes is a common refrain in conversations about state agencies. Today staff attorney Kat Fiedler explains why that can’t be the whole solution for meeting Connecticut’s environmental agency resource challenges—and how oversimplification of permitting can actually put public health and our natural resources at risk. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection […]
Getting projects to shovel-ready status could leverage federal dollars for Connecticut communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Laura McMillan, email@example.com; Javier Román-Nieves, firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
Environmental enforcement and public health at risk as valuable staff expected to retire in 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Laura McMillan, email@example.com; Maggie Cozens, firstname.lastname@example.org New Haven, Connecticut – Save the Sound has released a report spotlighting the impending retirement cliff that could see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection lose a quarter of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2021 Contacts: Laura McMillan, email@example.comMartin Hain, firstname.lastname@example.org Save the Sound Files Clean Water Act Enforcement Action against the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Organization argues 2.1 million gallon sewage spill into Mill River violates Clean Water Act New Haven, Connecticut – Save the Sound has filed a Clean […]