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Our 2021 Legislative Agenda for Connecticut

Connecticut’s state legislative session began January 6, and will run through June 2. It’s a “long session”—a year our legislators focus on developing the state budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, in addition to passing and updating other legislation. This session will look unlike years past in many ways as the continued COVID pandemic […]

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Statement on Events at the U.S. Capitol

A statement to our supporters from Save the Sound President Curt Johnson and Chair of the Board Todd Cort: The unprecedented events of January 6, 2021 are so fundamentally at odds to the rule of law and our democracy that Save the Sound, a leading non-partisan, regional environmental nonprofit dedicated to enforcing environmental laws, believes […]

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Partnering for Clean Water with the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon

In 2019, Save the Sound began a partnership with the Environmental Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon to address water pollution issues in their community, especially the ongoing sewage discharges into the Hutchinson River from old and leaking city sewer lines. Since then, Save the Sound staff has led activities with […]

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2020 Year in Review: Resilient Adaptation

As we look back at 2020, two words keep coming up for our team: resilience and adaptation. They’re approaches we use when dealing with climate change impacts, but they also typify how we’ve approached this tumultuous and momentous year. We’ve had to think on our feet, but weathering hard times has been made easier by […]

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Save the Sound statement: Long Island Sound funding in 2021 Federal Budget

“Save the Sound is overjoyed by the recent Congressional approval of $30.4 million in the 2021 federal budget for the protection and improvement of Long Island Sound. This increase of $9 million from last year clearly represents the commitment of our great representatives in NY and CT to our region. This funding will go towards […]

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Press Release: Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 21, 2020 (updated Dec. 22) CONTACT: Laura McMillan, Save the Sound, lmcmillan@savethesound.org Press Release: Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds Repeal opens path to permanent protection of Plum Island’s habitats, endangered wildlife, Native American history, jobs, and historic landmarks Long Island, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound and Connecticut River Conservancy Push to Uphold Limits on Springfield’s Nitrogen Discharges Polluting CT River and Long Island Sound

Springfield, Mass. – Save the Sound and the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) filed separate amicus briefs on December 16, 2020, urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to deny the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s (SWSC) appeal of their Clean Water Act discharge permit for the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (SRWTF).

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Bunker showing up dead on Long Island Sound shores

This is a dispatch from Long Island Soundkeeper Bill Lucey In November of this year the Sound was full of menhaden. By full I mean we had reports of huge, continuous schools from the Bronx all the way to Watch Hill and over to the North Fork of Long Island and back down to Hempstead […]

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