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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Love your local election

It may be true that “all politics is local.” It’s also true that elections for local office don’t get the headlines or the hype. Las Vegas sportsbooks don’t offer betting lines on the race for City Clerk in Milford the way they’ve been laying odds on the 2024 Presidential election pretty much since the last […]

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Breaking down and gearing up for the Bond Act

Looking up at the screen from a folding chair in the middle of the Westchester County Center’s Little Theater, surrounded by a couple hundred representatives from environmental agencies, elected officials and their staffs, state agency teams, and more than a few concerned citizens, everything seemed so simple. The slide on Water Quality Improvement and Resilient […]

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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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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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Weekly Update: Experiencing Earth Day Together

Experiencing Earth Day We hope you all had a wonderful Earth Day weekend! It was inspiring to connect with so many of you in celebrating the wonder of our shared planet as we recommit ourselves to another year of protecting and restoring our Long Island Sound region.   Our team talked and worked alongside you Saturday […]

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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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