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 We identified three key environmental priorities for that session: updating the state’s outdated system for environmental cleanup, making the electric grid cleaner and more resilient, and strengthening Connecticut’s Environmental Justice […]
As of this writing, Connecticut’s state legislators are preparing to enter special session, a rare opportunity to make progress on environmental laws outside of the regular annual spring session. Among the topics they’re considering, Save the Sound has identified three high priorities for substantial and timely environmental action. Use our easy form to share your […]
Organized by Peter Spain, Ash Creek Conservation Association (ACCA) and Save the Sound, the 1st Annual Black Rock Harbor Water Quality Summit was held with a packed house at the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture School in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 26, 2020. The summit gathered area residents, local officials and water quality experts to discuss the current conditions and future improvements in Black Rock Harbor and Bridgeport’s progress in addressing municipal sewage overflows and stormwater mitigation.
In late December, attorneys undertook an important milestone in our fight for the energy efficiency and clean energy funds that save you money and reduce climate emissions. Read about it in our press release below, or in the CT Law Tribune (PDF). December 20, 2019 U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Appeal for Return of […]
There’s one great truth about our environment: it’s all connected. Streams flow from forested hills to rivers to our drinking water reservoirs or our beaches. Winds blow clean air or smog through our neighborhoods. Fish swim from the Atlantic, through Long Island Sound, and upstream to local ponds to start their life cycles anew. And […]
TOP 20 LONG ISLAND SOUND BEACHES BASED ON BEST WATER QUALITY HIGHLIGHTED IN BEACH REPORT FROM SAVE THE SOUND 10 Years of Data Show Water Pollution Patterns Differ by Beach and by Region; Troubling Trends in Wet Weather MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — August 2, 2019 – The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan – email@example.com Melissa Schlag – firstname.lastname@example.org CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories NEW HAVEN, CONN. – At the end of the 2019 Connecticut legislative session, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound celebrates environmental victories and prepares to fight some […]
It’s small, useful, seemingly innocuous, and can be found everywhere. The plastic bag. Sadly, its ubiquity is having disastrous consequences for our waterways, oceans, wildlife…and maybe even our health. Over one trillion plastic bags are produced every year. From cradle to grave, their production, use, and disposal shapes our environment from the air down to […]