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’s priority agenda for 2024 Connecticut legislative session

Climate accountability, clean cars, getting toxics out of water, protecting streams and wetlands, strengthening environmental justice top list New Haven, CT — Save the Sound today released its priorities for the 2024 Connecticut legislative session, one week ahead of the start of the February – May session. The agenda was previously shared with each member […]

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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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Press Release: Hutchinson River Watershed Plan Open for Community Input 

Public information session to be held February 7   Part one of the Hutchinson River Watershed Plan, a framework intended to identify contributing sources of pollution and methods for addressing them in order to protect and improve the water quality of the Hutchinson River, is now open for public comment.     A draft plan for the […]

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Press Release: Dam Removal Report Illuminates the Effects of Stream Barriers

The Long Island Sound River Restoration Network (RRN), a network of Connecticut and New York-based organizations dedicated to the restoration and health of the region’s rivers, has released their Dam Removal Report. The report summarizes the benefits of removing dams to restore free-flowing rivers in the Long Island Sound watershed and showcases a dam removal […]

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Environmental Justice Explained: Representation Matters

Introducing guest blogger Analys Torres, a 2nd year Master of Public Administration Student at the University of Connecticut School of Public Policy. She is passionate about the intersections of social justice, health, and environmental conservation and has joined Save the Sound as an environmental justice policy intern for the Fall 2023 and 2024 Spring semesters. Analys has authored this blog to address representation […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound honored as 2024 National Medalist by The Garden Club of America

Save the Sound, a 51-year-old environmental action organization based in Connecticut and New York, and its president, Leah Lopez Schmalz, have been honored as a 2024 National Medalist by The Garden Club of America. It is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals and organizations by the GCA for distinguished achievements in areas related to its […]

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