Press Releases

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2022

August 13, 2022: “Save the Sound Commends Passage of Inflation Reduction Act”

August 12, 2022: “Momentum for Climate Action Grows as 28 Connecticut Municipalities Pass Pro Climate Resolutions”

August 3, 2022: “Save the Sound applauds $580 million commitment to water protection in CT”

July 18, 2022: “Save the Sound Welcomes Laura Wildman as Regional Director of Ecological Restoration”

July 12, 2022: Three Habitat Heroes Bolster 2022 Connecticut Cleanup in Effort’s 20th Year”

July 8, 2022: “CT Enviros Call for Aggressive Climate Action Despite Supreme Court Setback”

June 30, 2022: “Save the Sound Denounces West Virginia v. EPA Decision”

June 27, 2022: “Save the Sound announces fall leadership transition in 50th year”Major News

June 27, 2022: “New York State Awards Save the Sound $400,000 for Hutchinson River Watershed Planning in the Bronx”

June 21, 2022: “Save the Sound Joins CT Equity & Environmental Justice Advisory Council”

June 14, 2022: “Save the Sound Applauds AG Tong’s Combatting Deceptive Greenwashing Practices”

June 1, 2022: “Over 82 acres of Connecticut Water Company property in Naugatuck, Killingworth, Bethany, and Prospect headed toward permanent conservation”

May 27, 2022: “Save the Sound and Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Reach Collaborative Agreement”

May 26, 2022: “Updated Sound-wide beach grades released…just in time for Memorial Day weekend!”

May 12, 2022: “Stony Creek Brewery’s New ‘Save the Sound Light Lager’ Supports Our Mission”

May 5, 2022: “Save the Sound midnight wrap-up: Climate action takes the stage in 2022 Connecticut legislative session; water and wildlife protections play a role”

May 4, 2022: “Save the Sound applauds Connecticut lawmakers for powerful support of environmental and climate initiatives in 2023 budget adjustment”

April 29, 2022: “Save the Sound Celebrates General Assembly’s Passage of S.B. 4 for Clean Transportation”

April 27, 2022: “Save the Sound Applauds CT Senate’s Passage of Clean Energy and Transportation Bills”

April 20, 2022: “Save the Sound launches Mill River Urban Waters Initiative: Community Outreach, Engagement, and Leadership Program”

April 19, 2022: “Save the Sound urges FAA to prepare Environmental Impact Statement on proposed Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion”

April 15, 2022: “Climate, Clean Water, Open Space Win in 2022-23 New York State Budget”

April 12, 2022: “Save the Sound’s New Climate Action Plan Lays Out Urgent Intersectional Policy Agenda for Connecticut”

April 5, 2022: “Legislators, Enviros, Business Leaders, Youth, and Medical Professionals Call on State Legislature to Commit CT to a Clean Energy Future”

April 1, 2022: “Plum Island scientific dive report catalogs 126 species of flora and fauna, ‘a surprising diversity of life'”

March 22, 2022: “Legislators and advocates call for water protections on World Water Day”

March 17, 2022: “Historic Investments in Habitat Restoration, Clean Water, and More in Federal Funding Omnibus”

March 4, 2022: “Save the Sound Condemns Failure of Connecticut Yankee Council of Boy Scouts of America to Preserve Land”

February 8, 2022: “Climate Justice March: Coalition of Multi-Racial, Working Class Leaders Call on CT Legislature to Act Boldly on Climate”

February 4, 2022: “Legislators, Transit Workers, Environmental, and Community Leaders Promote Public Transit as a Civil Right in Honor of Rosa Parks’ Birthday”

January 28, 2022: “Our 2022 Legislative Agenda for Connecticut”

January 9, 2022: “Save the Sound supports New York Governor Hochul’s bold environmental agenda in State of the State”

2021

December 16, 2021: Save the Sound Applauds Gov. Lamont’s Executive Order on Climate Mitigation & Resilience

December 14, 2021: Save the Sound Takes Connecticut-wide Legal Action for Clean Water

December 8, 2021: Save the Sound receives funding for wetland restoration in NYC and culvert assessments in CT

December 7, 2021: TCI Momentum Continues: Middletown is Fifth Largest Municipality to Pass Resolution in Support of Transportation & Climate Initiative

November 23, 2021: Advocates Call on Lamont, CT Lawmakers to Keep Their Commitments on TCI

November 16, 2021: “Save the Sound on TCI: ‘Climate change won’t wait for when it’s politically convenient'” 

November 5, 2021: “TCI Momentum Grows: New Haven is Latest Municipality to Pass Resolution in Support of the Transportation & Climate Initiative”

October 26, 2021: “Legal Victory for Oswegatchie Hills”

October 13, 2021: Momentum for TCI Grows as Connecticut Municipalities Pass Resolutions in Support of Transportation & Climate Initiative

September 30, 2021: “Municipalities and Environmental Organizations Take Legal Action to Restore the Naugatuck River, Hold Hydroland Corp. Accountable”

September 22, 2021: TCI Excluded from Agenda as Gov. Lamont Issues Call for Special Session

September 16, 2021: “Save the Sound Win for Sewage-Free Waters in Westchester”

September 15, 2021: Bronin, Docs, Biz, Enviros Call on CGA to Pass TCI in Special Session

September 7, 2021: CT is Failing Residents on Climate Action, New State Report Shows

August 20, 2021: Hydroland Fails to Act, 2021 Fish Run Fails at Kinneytown Dam

August 6, 2021: Scientists Dive to Grow Understanding of Plum Island Biodiversity

July 24, 2021: Murphy, Curt Johnson of Save the Sound Discussed Climate Change Impact Across Connecticut, Coastal Resiliency

July 13, 2021: Hartford Activists & Health Experts Raise Concern on Air Pollution

July 10, 2021: Wins for LI Sound and Public Health; Unfinished Business on Climate

June 10, 2021: “Top 20 Beaches Ranked: Overall Water Quality at Area Beaches Scores Well, Concerns Raised on Increasing Threats From Wet Weather”

June 4, 2021: TCI: Lamont, Legislators, DEEP, DOT, call for Transportation & Climate Initiative inclusion in budget

June 3, 2021: CT Health Professionals Call for Swift Passage of Transportation & Climate Initiative

May 3, 2021: “Guardians of Flushing Bay Joins the Unified Water Study”

March 24, 2021: “Save the Sound Identifies 18 Resiliency Projects in New Report”

March 17, 2021: “CT DEEP Staffing Cliff Threatens Key Protections, Warns Save the Sound Report”

February 11, 2021: “Save the Sound Files Clean Water Act Enforcement Action against the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority”

February 10, 2021: Gov. Lamont calls for legislative action on Transportation and Climate Initiative: Save the Sound budget agenda would bring jobs and health

February 1, 2021: Save the Sound applauds President Biden’s executive order prioritizing environmental justice and clean energy jobs

January 10, 2021: Statement on Events at the U.S. Capitol

2020

December 21, 2020: “Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws; Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds”

December 18, 2020: “Save the Sound and Connecticut River Conservancy Push to Uphold Limits on Springfield’s Nitrogen Discharges Polluting CT River and Long Island Sound”

December 8, 2020: “Save the Sound receives funding for Hutchinson River plan and Southeastern fishway design”

October 23, 2020: “Bacteria Testing Reveals Chronic Issue of Fecal Contamination in Western Sound”

October 8, 2020: “Save the Sound & Darien Reach Sewage Pollution Deal”

October 6, 2020: “2020 Long Island Report Card Raises Concerns about Water Quality of Local Bays and Harbors” Watch the NY press conference here. Watch the CT press conference here or here.

October 2, 2020: “Save the Sound wraps up rain garden installations in New Haven”

July 22, 2020: “Preserve Plum Island Coalition Calls on Congress and New York State to Save National Treasure; Unveil Stakeholder Report, Envision Plum Island Watch the virtual press conference here.

July 9, 2020: “Mill River sewage spill shows need for preventive action and prompt public notice across region”

May 13, 2020: “Reopen after 323 yearsSave the Sound completes North Branford fishway”

April 23, 2020: “Final Electric Vehicle Roadmap released, Electric Vehicle Coalition weighs in”

March 26, 2020: “Region’s congressional leaders push for Plum Island protection”

2019

“Preserve Plum Island Coalition Applauds Passage of Federal Legislation to Temporarily Halt Sale of Plum Island,” December 21, 2019

“U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Appeal for Return of CT Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Funding,” December 20, 2019

“CFE/Save the Sound optimistic about shared solar program final rules,” December 20, 2019

“Preserve Plum Island Coalition lauds new NY state law,” December 18, 2019

“Save the Sound and NYS Parks complete transformational project at Sunken Meadow State Park,” December 16, 2019

“Climate advocates comment on selection of Vineyard Wind to supply offshore wind energy to Connecticut,” December 6, 2019

“New Electric Vehicle Roadmap promises holistic look at Connecticut’s infrastructure and access needs,” October 15, 2019

“Bacteria Testing Shows Persistent Pollution in Western Sound Waterways,” September 26, 2019

“International Coastal Cleanup Day 2019: Large turnout, tiny trash,” September 24, 2019

“Top 20 LI Sound Beaches by Water Quality Highlighted in Save the Sound Beach Report,” August 2, 2019

“Diverting Energy Funds Continues Harm to CT Families and Businesses,” June 26, 2019

“Environmental groups file petition with Siting Council for proposed Killingly Energy Center,” June 21, 2019

“CFE/Save the Sound denounces Clean Power Plan rollback,” June 19, 2019

“NYS takes step to protect whales, seals, and sea turtles around Plum Island,” June 18, 2019

“May 17: Soundkeeper’s Terry Backer II patrol boat launch in Bridgeport,” May 15, 2019

“Save the Sound & Sound School students lobby Capitol Hill for a healthy Long Island Sound,” May 2, 2019

“16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed,” April 22, 2019

“Environmental and energy organizations urge Governor Lamont to advocate for clean climate and green economy,” April 18, 2019

“CFE/Save the Sound applauds proposed expansion of protected coastal wetlands and natural areas,” April 17, 2019

“World Water Day at CT Legislature,” March 22, 2019

“Energy Funds: Brief filed as ratepayers, energy businesses, and environmental advocates continue push for review of decision,” March 8, 2019

“Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT pen letter to Governor Lamont, ask for expanded EV policies,” January 17, 2019

CFE/Save the Sound 2019 Connecticut legislative agenda focuses on Climate, Long Island Sound/Water, and Land Protections,” January 8, 2019

2018

“Governor Malloy green-lights climate council’s greenhouse gas mitigation report,” December 18, 2018

“APPEAL: Ratepayers, Energy Businesses, and Environmental Advocates Ask Court to Review Decision on Ratepayer Fund Raids,” November 26, 2018

“HEAVY RAINS PROMPT INCREASED FECAL POLLUTION, SAVE THE SOUND FINDS,”  October 12, 2018

“Good News: Long Island Sound Report Card Reveals Substantial Improvement,” September 24, 2018

“Save the Sound and White Plains reach legal agreement to solve city’s sewage problems by 2020,” September 11, 2018

“Oswegatchie Hills advocates join East Lyme in appealing sewer decision,” September 11, 2018

“CFE applauds Gov. Malloy’s order to implement State Water Plan,” June 14, 2018

“Bloomfield, Canton, Woodbridge call for Shared Solar,” May 31, 2018

“Youth build green infrastructure skills at Beardsley Zoo planting,” May 17, 2018

“Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut for Budget Raids,” May 15, 2018

“CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories,” May 10, 2018

“CFE/Save the Sound launches new website,” April 30, 2018

“Save the Sound completes fishway construction on Noroton River,” April 25, 2018

“Soundkeeper in Springfield April 24: Testimony will demand stronger protections to keep sewage out of CT River and LI Sound,” April 20, 2018

“CT EV Coalition Decries Pruitt’s Reversal of Federal Clean Car Standards: ‘No one voted for more pollution’,” April 2, 2018

“Landmark $12 million in Long Island Sound federal funding; Save the Sound applauds congressional champions,” March 23, 2018

“CFE/Save the Sound on Offshore Drilling: ‘Gains too little, risk too high’,” March 9, 2018

“Save the Sound returns to Sunken Meadow State Park for marsh restoration,” March 6, 2018

“Plum Island Art Show comes to Hartford’s Legislative Office Building,” March 6, 2018

“Victory for clean air in Quiet Corner as company ends bid to build new gas plant in Killingly,” February 22, 2018

“Preserve Plum Island Coalition hits 100 members, launches new site, advocates with Governor Cuomo,” February 14, 2018

“Save the Sound starts fishway construction on Noroton River,” January 29, 2018

“CT energy strategy ‘improves targets for renewables; still room for stronger climate-driven policies,’ says energy expert,” February 9, 2018

“Plum Island VIsioning Project Receives National Natural Resource Management Award,” February 1, 2018

“CFE/Save the SOund 2018 Connecticut legislative agenda focuses on Climate, Long Island Sound, and Water Protections,” January 31, 2018

“Save the Sound starts fishway construction on Noroton River,” January 29, 2018

“CT’s First State Water Plan Approved by Water Planning Council,” January 24, 2018

“Governor’s Climate Council calls for 45% emissions reduction by 2030,” January 19, 2018

“A Plum Island victory: Federal Judge denies motion to dismiss Save the Sound’s lawsuit,” January 11, 2018

“Hartford calls for Shared Solar program,” January 9, 2018

2017

“Groups converge at City Hall to press for ‘fishable, swimmable’ waters in NYC,” December 13, 2017

“Save the Sound receives over $279,000 in grants for restoration, anti-pollution, and watershed projects in Connecticut and New York,” December 4, 2017

“Gaps in Plum Island Contamination Cleanup Plans, New Report Finds,” November 30, 2017

“Danbury Agrees to $100,000 Civil Penalty and Sewage System Maintenance to Avoid Raw Sewage Discharges into Still River and Limekiln Brook,” November 21, 2017

“How Healthy are New York Area Waters? Save the Sound Releases Nitrogen Report for East River and Long Island Sound,” November 15, 2017

“Save the Sound and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven to install new rain gardens in West River Watershed,” October 24, 2017

“Save the Sound to break ground, start construction on new green infrastructure projects at Beardsley Zoo,” October 11, 2017

“October 13: Matthew Whitaker and Friends to perform at benefit for Long Island Soundkeeper,” September 28, 2017

“Draft energy strategy “overwhelmingly falls short,” says CFE,” September 25, 2017

“Save the Sound to EPA and Army Corps: Don’t Roll Back 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule,” September 18, 2017

“Change in Leadership at CFE/Save the Sound ,” August 17, 2017

“Declining conditions at some CT beaches in 2016, Save the Sound finds,” August 1, 2017

“CFE: Long-awaited Comprehensive Energy Strategy has wins and missed opportunities,” July 28, 2017

“Save the Sound receives grants for innovative green infrastructure collaborations to manage stormwater, educate residents, and create jobs,” July 6, 2017

“Settlement reached with Village of Port Chester to Repair Sewer System,” August 8, 2017

“Soundkeeper Relaunched!,” August 3, 2017

“Environmental Groups Sue over Unsafe Waters in New York City,” June 29, 2017

“CFE/Save the Sound Reacts to Legislative Outcomes,” June 8, 2017

“Special Interest legislation would give corporations free pass to violate environmental and public health laws,” June 2, 2017

“Climate Impact to Connecticut without Paris Accord,” June 1, 2017

“Suffolk County Legislature strongly opposes sale, supports conservation of Plum Island,” May 18, 2017

“Save the Sound Launches Unified Water Study of Long Island Sound,” May 17, 2017

“Siting Council rejects Killingly gas plant, citing lack of need and public benefit,” May 11, 2017

“CFE/Save the Sound reorganizes to strengthen mission and operations,” May 3, 2017

“Congressman Zeldin Re-Introduces Legislation to Preserve Plum Island,” April 28, 2017

“Soundkeeper and CFE/Save the Sound to join forces,” April 25, 2017

“Save the Sound breaks ground on Platt Street bioswales,” April 17, 2017

CFE/Save the Sound and Visionaries launch SavePlumIslandNY.org,” March 30, 2017

“Save the Sound to NY Legislators: Pass $2 Billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, Support Clean Water, Health Communities & Jobs,” March 20, 2017

“CFE: Weakening tailpipe standards risks health and climate progress,” March 15, 2017

“30 plunge into frigid Sound to help save Plum Island,” March 13, 2017

“Danbury Sewage Pollution: CFE Files Amended Complaint,” March 3, 2017

“Weakening federal stream protections would threaten rivers, wildlife, and human health, says CFE/Save the Sound,” February 28, 2017

“No need for new Natural Gas plant in Killingly, ISO New England auction proves,” February 16, 2017

“CFE/Save the Sound: EPA blackout is a red flag,” January 26, 2017

“Plum Island documentary featuring Sam Waterston premiers this week,” January 11, 2017


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