PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound applauds Gov. Hochul’s signing of resiliency bills

Albany, NY—On Friday, Governor Kathy Hochul signed two pieces of legislation supported strongly by Save the Sound: A05221A, the Living Shorelines bill, and S5400, the Flood Disclosure bill. (Read the Governor’s press release.) “After several years of work, we’re thrilled to see the Living Shorelines and Flood Disclosure bills become law,” said David Ansel, vice […]

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Climate Explained: A History of NYC Advocacy

Climate issues can be difficult to understand. This series is designed to deliver you what you need to know about some of the most prevalent issues in climate policy today. In 1,000 words, let’s learn the foundations of climate advocacy in New York City.  This article is written by Kaleigh Pitcher, a Policy Consultant at […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Applauding Clean Cars Standards for CT

CCCA Applauds Announcement of New Vehicle StandardsAdoption projected to avoid 137 million tons of CO2, 3,300 tons of ozone a year, and 22,900 asthma attacks New Haven, CT—The Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action applauds Governor Lamont’s release of proposed regulations to adopt essential clean vehicle standards that will reduce pollution, improve public health, and strengthen […]

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Climate Anxiety Poses a Threat to Today’s Youth

Introducing guest blogger Martha Laramore-Josey, a Yale Conservation Scholar and junior at Barnard College of Columbia University studying psychology and environmental science. She is passionate about the intersections of mental health, conservation, and environmental justice, and has joined Save the Sound as an environmental justice intern this summer. Martha has authored this blog to address […]

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The COVID pandemic and atmospheric CO2, Part I

Last week, we introduced our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases. Today, we offer our first post, which looks at the effect of the COVID pandemic on CO2 emissions and the relationship between emissions and our global economy. Please welcome our guest blogger, Johan C. Varekamp, whose combination of professional expertise and straightforward explanations […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: New CT Coalition for Climate Action forged to promote state solutions to “the greatest crisis in history”

New Haven, CT—Environmental organizations, medical professionals, and environmental justice advocates have formed a new coalition focused on state and local solutions to the climate crisis. The Connecticut Coalition for Climate Action came together to help elected officials strengthen the state’s climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act, to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis […]

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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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