Weekly Update: A Passion for Solutions

Doreen Abubakar Leads the Way How Doreen Abubakar Mobilizes People to Make Places  You’ve seen our blog posts highlighting the stories of young environmental leaders working to make positive change in Connecticut and New York. We’re now adding a new storytelling series that highlights the sustainability work of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound files petition to intervene, citing environmental justice hazards at Wheeler Street waste facility

NEW HAVEN—Save the Sound has filed a petition on its own behalf to intervene in the Superior Court case of Murphy Road Recycling, LLC and Airline Avenue Realty, LLC v. New Haven City Plan Commission over environmental concerns at a Wheeler Street solid waste transfer station in the Annex neighborhood of New Haven. Save the […]

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Save the Sound’s response to environmental spending in Governor Lamont’s 2024-25 budget proposal 

“This is my budget, and within it our values, each and every one aimed squarely at economic growth and inclusive opportunity,” Governor Ned Lamont told a joint convention of the CT General Assembly when he presented his 2024-25 proposed state budget on February 8 at the Hartford Capitol.  It includes $198.6 million in FY 2024 and […]

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Save the Sound Supports Environmental Investments Outlined in NYS Governor Hochul’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

Larchmont, NY —In a Wednesday address in which she presented her executive budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2024, New York governor Kathy Hochul spoke of the need to meet a challenge “that affects everyone that lives on this earth – and that’s climate change.” Save the Sound endorses the Governor’s proposed cap-and-invest policy to reduce […]

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Save the Sound sets agenda for 2023 Connecticut legislative session

Hartford, CT— Connecticut’s legislative session begins today and runs through June 7. This year’s “long session,” in which a biennial budget will be crafted, returns to a level of in-person public access not seen since before the pandemic. While committee hearings are likely to continue to offer opportunities for virtual testimony, the Capitol and the […]

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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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