Ratepayers shouldn’t be first option for municipalities funding expensive compliance projects

Municipalities across the United States, including many here in New York and Connecticut, are currently in violation of the Clean Water Act. In this blog post, Madeline Collins, Esq., a Save the Sound legal intern and Vermont Law LLM student, examines the flaws in the EPA’s recent guidance for clean water enforcement, and what should be done to draft guidance that better protects communities’ health and advances equity.

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Press Release: Historic Investments in Habitat Restoration, Clean Water, and More in Federal Funding Omnibus

Funded projects will benefit Queens, New Haven, Norwalk River, and the whole Long Island Sound region  New Haven, Conn. – On Tuesday, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act. This landmark, bipartisan bill increases budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and Department of Energy, and adds $1 million to the Long […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SAVE THE SOUND APPLAUDS GOV. LAMONT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CLIMATE MITIGATION & RESILIENCE

Hartford, CT – In a press conference this morning, Governor Ned Lamont announced an executive order putting forward the 23 recommendations made by the Governor’s Council on Climate Change in their January 2021 report, Taking Action on Climate Change and Building a More Resilient Connecticut for All.  The recommendations are designed to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and make our state more resilient to the impacts of climate […]

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Recapping Save the Sound’s Annual Meeting: The Future of Environmentalism

Couldn’t make this year’s Annual Meeting? Read on for this year’s highlights. On Thursday, October 7, we held Save the Sound’s Annual Meeting. The theme this year was “The Future of Environmentalism” with special keynote speaker Co-Founder and Executive Director of Intersectional Environmentalist Diandra Marizet Esparza. Save the Sound Board Chair Todd Cort opened the […]

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TCI: Lamont, Legislators, DEEP, DOT, call for Transportation & Climate Initiative inclusion in budget

Hartford, CT – Governor Ned Lamont, Senator Christine Cohen, and Senator Will Haskell joined Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes, Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) Deputy Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto, and a coalition of social justice and environmental advocates at the State Capitol on Friday to call on the legislature to […]

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Gov. Lamont calls for legislative action on Transportation and Climate Initiative; Save the Sound budget agenda would bring jobs and health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2021  Contact: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.org Hartford, Conn. – In his annual budget address today, Governor Lamont called on the state legislature to support and ratify Connecticut’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). Save the Sound strongly endorses this call.  Charles Rothenberger, Save the Sound climate and energy attorney, said:  “While Connecticut seems on track to […]

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Press Statement: Save the Sound applauds President Biden’s executive order prioritizing environmental justice and clean energy jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.org Press Statement: Save the Sound applauds President Biden’s executive order prioritizing environmental justice and clean energy jobs Washington D.C.— Today President Biden is expected sign an executive order establishing a White House interagency council on environmental justice, create an office of health and climate equity […]

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Partnering for Clean Water with the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon

In 2019, Save the Sound began a partnership with the Environmental Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon to address water pollution issues in their community, especially the ongoing sewage discharges into the Hutchinson River from old and leaking city sewer lines. Since then, Save the Sound staff has led activities with […]

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