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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Slow, Steady Climb Toward Progress on EPF Lobby Day Somewhere along your second six-story schlep up to the 9th floor of the Legislative Office Building in New York’s state capitol complex, the irony of a “lobby day” dawns on you. The term suggests a meeting that historically has happened in a lobby (preferably one a […]
Fixing the sewers that are the main reason Westchester’s Long Island Sound beaches close so often is an expensive proposition.