PRESS RELEASE: CT Legislative Session Ends with Climate Action, Water & Wildlife Protections

New Haven, Conn.—The 2022 session of the Connecticut legislature, marked by unusually early passage of several major climate bills, concluded Wednesday night. Despite unexpected drama over the budget adjustment bill in the final hours, which seemed to derail passage of several hoped-for bills, on the whole climate action and environmental advocacy rose to the challenge, […]

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Press Release: Bronin, Docs, Biz, Enviros Call on CGA to Pass TCI in Special Session

Hartford, CT – Today, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin joined Save the Sound, members of the Connecticut TCI Coalition (representing nearly 100 advocates and supporters), businesses, and healthcare professionals at Union Station in Hartford to call on the Connecticut General Assembly to reconvene for a special session to pass the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) legislation […]

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How the LIS Blue Plan Turns a Vision into Actionable Guidance

Bill Lucey, Soundkeeper at Save the Sound and member of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan Advisory Council, reflects on the history of the Blue Plan effort and significance of its passage. This post is an expansion of a Save the Sound Dispatch column written for Windcheck Magazine and published July 2021. It finally happened […]

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CT Legislative Session Wrap-Up: The Midnight Report

Wins for LI Sound and public health; unfinished business on climate This release represents the best information available to us as of sine die. Updates will be made as needed. Hartford, Conn. – One of the most unusual sessions in memory has also proven one of the most momentous for Connecticut’s environment, with substantial victories […]

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CT Health Professionals Call for Swift Passage of Transportation and Climate Initiative

Hartford, CT – Tuesday afternoon, medical and healthcare professionals sent a letter to Connecticut House and Senate leadership calling for swift passage of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). In the letter, they proclaimed support for TCI for the following reasons: improved air quality, reduced likelihood of health burdens, creation of clean jobs, as well […]

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The LIS Blue Plan is law!

After years of advocacy and stakeholder meetings, Connecticut has approved the Long Island Sound Blue Plan! This completes a near decade-long effort to protect this outstanding resource for generations to come. The unanimous Senate vote very early Friday morning followed unanimous passage on April 26 by the Connecticut House of Representatives. Environment Committee co-chairs Senator […]

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Our 2021 Legislative Agenda for Connecticut

Connecticut’s state legislative session began January 6, and will run through June 2. It’s a “long session”—a year our legislators focus on developing the state budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, in addition to passing and updating other legislation. This session will look unlike years past in many ways as the continued COVID pandemic […]

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CT Special Session Advances Environmental Justice, Contamination Cleanup, Cleaner Power

With Connecticut’s spring 2020 legislative session disrupted by the pandemic, state lawmakers reconvened in special session at the end of September to conduct time-sensitive business. We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]

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