What are PFAS–and why are they in the Farmington River?!

“PFAS.” It doesn’t mean much at first, but the more you read, the more worrying these four letters get–and unfortunately, they were recently released into the Farmington River. Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances–aka PFAS–are used in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing, and in a kind of foam used to suppress jet fuel fires. The problem is that they’ve […]

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Bi-partisan support for Long Island Sound found in D.C.

Earlier this week, Save the Sound executive director Curt Johnson traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby U.S. legislators for support of Long Island Sound. Curt joined the board of Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), which represents estuaries from around the country and unites around common goals. In the follow passage, Curt reflects on his journey. I arrived […]

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