Press Release: Save the Sound Reaches Settlement with Four Municipalities of the New Rochelle Sewer District

A collaborative agreement has been reached between Save the Sound and the four municipal members of the New Rochelle Sewer District (NRSD): the City of New Rochelle, the Town of Mamaroneck, the Village of Larchmont, and the Village of Pelham Manor. This settlement is the most recent to be struck in a case dating back […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound disappointed by two of Gov. Hochul’s recent vetoes

Two bills poised to strengthen protections for waters across New York State were vetoed by Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday, forfeiting a critical opportunity to expand defenses after a Supreme Court decision weakened federal protections earlier this year. Class C Streams (S1725A/A4601) sought to reclassify waters used for fishing and boating but not for drinking […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound reports results of 2023 Bacteria Monitoring Program

Save the Sound’s 10th season of conducting fecal bacteria monitoring in the western Long Island Sound was our biggest yet, with 777 water samples collected. The results from the 2023 monitoring season show that 64 percent of the samples collected across 65 sites from Greenwich, CT, through Westchester County, and into Queens and Nassau County, failed to meet […]

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PRESS RELEASE: With Release of New Water Quality Criteria, Save the Sound and Riverkeeper Challenge DEC to Make NYC Waters Safe for Swimming

In response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement of new water quality criteria for the waters surrounding New York City and up to the Bear Mountain Bridge, Riverkeeper, the leading environmental organization dedicated to protecting the Hudson River, and Save the Sound, the leading environmental organization dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound, call on New York […]

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Save the Sound Reaches Settlements with Village of Scarsdale, City of Rye in Clean Water Act Enforcement Actions

Save the Sound has reached settlements with both the Village of Scarsdale and the City of Rye stemming from a Clean Water Act case filed by Save the Sound in 2015 against Westchester County and 11 municipalities to address pollution from raw sewage discharges from aging sewer pipes. The settlement with Scarsdale is the seventh […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental groups reach court-ordered settlement addressing water pollution on Long Island

After nearly a decade in federal court, Peconic Baykeeper and Save the Sound finalized a settlement with the State of New York on the last phase of measures to reduce pollution into Long Island Sound and the Great South Bay from sanitary systems at five waterfront state parks on Long Island. The U.S. District Court […]

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The Legislative Session in New York Has Ended; Our Work on Ensuring the Strongest Policy Protections Has Not

This blog was updated from our end-of-session press release, which we issued on Saturday, June 10. It was the middle of Thursday afternoon, on what was intended to be the final day of the legislative session in New York, when Governor Kathy Hochul stood beside several of her commissioners and acknowledged that everywhere across the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Responds to New York Legislative Session’s Environmental Action: Wins for water protections; other priorities fail to receive a vote

Larchmont, NY – In a legislative session marked by delays and deadline extensions, Living Shorelines seems to have run out of time. One of Save the Sound’s highest priority bills passed the New York State Senate on June 5 but now appears unlikely to be brought to a vote in the Assembly, which was still […]

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