Ratepayers shouldn’t be first option for municipalities funding expensive compliance projects

Municipalities across the United States, including many here in New York and Connecticut, are currently in violation of the Clean Water Act. In this blog post, Madeline Collins, Esq., a Save the Sound legal intern and Vermont Law LLM student, examines the flaws in the EPA’s recent guidance for clean water enforcement, and what should be done to draft guidance that better protects communities’ health and advances equity.

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PRESS RELEASE: CT Legislative Session Ends with Climate Action, Water & Wildlife Protections

New Haven, Conn.—The 2022 session of the Connecticut legislature, marked by unusually early passage of several major climate bills, concluded Wednesday night. Despite unexpected drama over the budget adjustment bill in the final hours, which seemed to derail passage of several hoped-for bills, on the whole climate action and environmental advocacy rose to the challenge, […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound applauds Connecticut lawmakers for powerful support of environmental and climate initiatives in 2023 CT budget adjustment

Strengths include funding for climate education, open space, invasive species control, and more NEW HAVEN—The passage of Connecticut’s 2023 budget adjustment bill late Tuesday night brings powerful momentum to the drive toward more protected open space, cleaner water, and better climate education for the state’s future leaders—our children. Save the Sound thanks lawmakers and Governor […]

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Save the Sound supports New York Governor Hochul’s bold environmental agenda in State of the State

On Wednesday, January 5, New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a bold State of the State address, with an ambitious environmental agenda to combat climate change and make major investments in clean energy infrastructure. Most exciting was the proposal to increase the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act (formerly the Environmental Bond […]

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A Clean Water Victory in Bridgeport!

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.

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Soundkeeper and Legal Team Watchdog Norwalk NPDES Permit Renewal Informational Hearing

On the afternoon of January 14, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) held an informational hearing requested by Save the Sound on the renewal of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Norwalk. In attendance were concerned local residents, Save the Sound legal staff, the Long Island Soundkeeper, and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Files Clean Water Act Enforcement Action against the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2021 Contacts: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.orgMartin Hain, mhain@savethesound.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 […]

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Our 2021 Legislative Agenda for New York

Save the Sound Priorities for New York State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 The ramifications of COVID have left many states in the difficult budget position of deciding which programs to support and which to cut, and New York is no different. However, Governor Cuomo has pledged to do his best to keep current levels of funding […]

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