When the government fails its duty to protect land, air, and water, federal and state environmental laws give citizens and nonprofit organizations like Save the Sound the authority to take action. Legal action has been a pillar of Save the Sound’s effectiveness since our founding, and over the five decades since, we’ve consistently taken polluters to court and won. Yet while much progress has been made, much remains to be achieved—we are always on watch for emerging threats to public health and our natural resources.
Here are just some of our current and recent legal actions to protect your right to healthy waters, clean air, and thriving natural lands.
NOTE: This page is a work in progress; please check back for updates as the status of cases and details of actions change.
Active Legal Actions
Healthy Waters (Stopping Sewage and Nitrogen Pollution)
Protected Lands (Saving Endangered Lands)
Ecological Restoration (Restoring Historic Fish Runs)
Climate & Resiliency (Ensuring Accountability and Clean Air)
Historic Legal Actions
Read about more of Save the Sound’s most impactful and groundbreaking past legal actions.