NY Legislative Update: Many priorities remain, but not much time

This email was sent by David Ansel, our vice president of water protection. When policy intern Ella McGrail and I arrived at the Capitol on Monday, the clock was already ticking. Legislators had just returned to Albany after two weeks back home in their districts, and only 18 sessions remained on the legislative calendar. It […]

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Save the Sound releases our 2024 Legislative Agenda for New York State

BUDGET PRIORITIES Our environment is at a critical crossroads. The progress we have made over the years across the Long Island Sound region will be eroded unless the investment in our environment matches the magnitude of the challenges we are facing. Our environmental budget priorities include: The continued implementation of the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound supports environmental investments in NYS budget

Larchmont, NY — Thirty-three days after the original deadline, Save the Sound is pleased that the $229 billion New York State budget for Fiscal Year 2024 passed late Tuesday night includes the continuation of significant environmental investments, a promising development for Suffolk County, and one ground-breaking energy policy. Funding will remain at last year’s record […]

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NYS Mid-Session Update on Budget and Bills

We’re about two-thirds of the way through New York’s state legislative session. Here’s where our top environmental priorities stand.   Somewhere between the first state budget deadline extension and the second, Governor Kathy Hochul acquiesced. Her push to change the way New York State accounts for methane emissions met such resistance from legislators and environmental […]

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Weekly Update: Keeping Promises

Time to Keep Connecticut’s Climate Promise Connecticut promised to cut climate pollution and protect our future, but the state is not on track to meet its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Considering the report issued Monday by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we cannot wait any longer to strengthen the state’s […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

On his calendar, the two events were separated by about 38 hours and 220 miles. In actuality, aside from the venues themselves – the vast auditorium-style Hearing Room B at the Legislative Office Building in Albany and the multi-purpose room at Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center in Riverhead – there was […]

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Weekly Update: It’s the Climb

The Slow, Steady Climb Toward Progress on EPF Lobby Day  Somewhere along your second six-story schlep up to the 9th floor of the Legislative Office Building in New York’s state capitol complex, the irony of a “lobby day” dawns on you.   The term suggests a meeting that historically has happened in a lobby (preferably one a […]

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