CT Special Session Advances Environmental Justice, Contamination Cleanup, Cleaner Power

With Connecticut’s spring 2020 legislative session disrupted by the pandemic, state lawmakers reconvened in special session at the end of September to conduct time-sensitive business. We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]

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Priorities for CT’s Special Legislative Session

As of this writing, Connecticut’s state legislators are preparing to enter special session, a rare opportunity to make progress on environmental laws outside of the regular annual spring session. Among the topics they’re considering, Save the Sound has identified three high priorities for substantial and timely environmental action. Use our easy form to share your […]

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PRESS RELEASE: “Envision Plum Island” stakeholder report released; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure; Unveil Stakeholder Report, Envision Plum Island Report details vision and plan to protect jobs, endangered wildlife, Native American history, and historic landmarks Long Island, NY (July 22, 2020) – Today, Save the Sound […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Mill River sewage spill shows need for preventative action and prompt public notice across region

New Haven, CT—On Monday, July 6, a section of 30” sewer main in Hamden collapsed. Over the course of the day, as crews scrambled to divert and contain the flow, over two million gallons of raw sewage found their way into nearby storm drains and into the Mill River.

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Is New York State Giving Up on Clean Waterways for New York City?

In 2015, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) passed new water quality standards that finally set the goal of making waterways around the city clean enough for the public to safely swim. The new regulation would have forced a significant reduction in the volume of raw untreated sewage that is currently dumped from the city directly into its waterways every time it rains. Today New York State dropped those standards from their regulations, sending us back untold years in our efforts to address insufficient sewage treatment in the city and the water pollution it creates.

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A Change in CT Regulations Could Be A Boon For The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are often referred to as “living fossils” by evolutionary scientists, having remained nearly unchanged for 445 million years. Almost twice as old as the earliest dinosaurs, there are four species of horseshoe crabs still in existence today. While three of them are found only in Asia, the fourth – Limulus polyphemus – calls the east coast of North America its home. If you’ve spent any time on the shores of the Sound, you’ve probably seen them, or some old shells or molts washed up at the high tide line.

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How Connecticut Law Protects Water Company Lands

A look at the role of water companies and state law in protecting open space in Connecticut, from Kat Fiedler, Save the Sound’s Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow: When you think about land conservation, you probably think of land trusts, state forests, or municipal parks. But in Connecticut, there is another important conservation partner: drinking […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NYC’s Proposed Sewage Plan Doesn’t Protect Public Health or Environment

      For Immediate Release  March 2, 2020   Martin Hain, mhain@savethsound.org, 914-381-3140 Roger Reynolds, rreynolds@ctenvironment.org, 203-787-0646   NYC’s Proposed Sewage Plan Doesn’t Protect Public Health or Environment NY DEP’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) Recommended Plan Summary for Citywide/Open Waters Fails to Comply with the EPA’s CSO Control Policy and is not […]

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