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Hidden Doors: An intern’s survival guide for the New York legislative session

Ella McGrail spent the 2024 legislative session as the New York policy intern for Save the Sound.  The front entrance of the New York State Capitol is impressive.   It is comprised of three enormous doors flanked by columns and crowned with copper lamps. The stairs leading up to the doors are made of gleaming white […]

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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: Horseshoe Crab Protection Bill Passes NYS Legislature

Larchmont, NY – Long Island Sound’s horseshoe crab population is a big step closer to safety. The State Assembly passed A10140 early Friday evening, followed quickly by the Senate’s passage of companion bill S3185A. The legislation bans the taking of the species for commercial and biomedical purposes. It allows takings for scientific and educational purposes, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NYS has Chance at Getting Cleaner as Senate Passes Waste Reduction Bill

Larchmont, NY – New York State took a step towards a cleaner future Friday afternoon as the State Senate passed S4246D, The Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act, on what is expected to be the last day of session for both chambers. The action, which aims to reduce plastic packaging waste and pollution, comes one […]

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Press Release: Comprehensive PFAS protections passed in NYS Senate

New York State took a major step toward turning off the tap on toxic forever chemicals Thursday, the last scheduled day of the 2024 legislative session. The State Senate passed a bill (S5648F) that would phase out the sale of everyday household items containing additionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a variety of […]

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NY HEAT Act will support climate justice for New Yorkers

Fossil fuels burned in buildings for heating, hot water, and cooking account for approximately one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in New York State. Building emissions are the leading source of air pollution in the state and pose a danger to public health and the environment.   The NY HEAT (Home Energy Affordable Transition) Act would save […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CT Advocates Call for Climate Action in Special Session

Hartford, CT – Climate advocates are urgently calling for climate action this year. While the regular legislative session is over, there have been recent reports that both the governor and legislative leaders could be supportive of a special session.   Climate action is urgent, and a special session could be a crucial step towards meeting Connecticut’s […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Hochul Signs Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into Law

Now, the county legislature must add referendum to the November ballot Larchmont, NY — Of the many reasons to head to Long Island at the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Kathy Hochul picked a good one. She was in Babylon on Thursday morning to sign the Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into law.  […]

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