Press Release: “Maintaining the status quo is not good enough”—Save the Sound Disappointed by Incremental Progress in NYS Legislative Session

When the New York State Assembly adjourned in the early hours of Saturday, it marked the end of the 2024 legislative session. But even during a session that ran a day longer than originally scheduled, the legislature did not do enough to advance to address the many environmental challenges New York faces. “Maintaining the status […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate World Fish Migration Day Along the Farmington River

Enjoy time outdoors, and learn about the rivers near you through a fish’s point of view. Register here What: World Fish Migration Day: The Migration Celebration The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut and the Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN), a collaborative group of Connecticut and New York-based conservation organizations, are hosting an event to […]

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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: CT Confirms Climate Laggard Legacy in 2024 Session

Connecticut failed its residents on climate change legislation Hartford, CT—In the last few hours of Connecticut’s legislative session, lawmakers failed to keep their promise of passing climate legislation, setting the state even further behind on its commitments and ignoring the majority of Connecticut voters who, according to data compiled by the Yale Program on Climate […]

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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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Climate Bill HB 5004 Passes the Connecticut State House

Hartford, CT—This evening, in response to mounting support in both the legislature and the public, the Connecticut State House voted 94-56 to pass this year’s most important piece of climate legislation after four-and-a-half hours of debate. House Bill 5004, the Connecticut Climate Protection Act, updates emissions targets to be in line with the state’s long-term […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Youth Activists and Environmentalists Unite for Climate Action on Earth Day

Hartford, CT – On Earth Day 2024, high school and college students from across Connecticut gathered at the State Capitol for Sunrise Movement Connecticut’s Climate Emergency and Youth Advocacy Day. Participants toured the Capitol, learned how to engage in the legislative process, and made their voices heard on climate change. The event is part of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Climate Action Week 2024 Kicks off on Earth Day

Hartford, CT – Advocates will gather across the state next week in celebration of Climate Action Week, an initiative of the Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action. Climate Action Week aims to raise awareness and provide opportunities for concrete action on climate change, sustainability, and resilience in Connecticut. Climate Action Week events will include:  Sunrise Climate […]

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