Press Release: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Funds Continuation of Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network

The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Save the Sound have received funding to continue their partnership in facilitating the bi-state Long Island Sound Coastal Watershed Network. The award of more than $262,000 was announced Monday by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The […]

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Press Release: Long Island Sound Futures Fund Supports Save the Sound Habitat Restoration Projects Across Connecticut and New York

Three awards totaling nearly $660,000 were announced today for habitat restoration projects in Connecticut and New York in which Save the Sound is involved to varying degrees. Funding for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2023 grants comes from the EPA as part of the Long Island Sound Study, with additional support from the U.S. […]

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Save the Sound Condemns Supreme Court Ruling as “Worst-Case Scenario” for Federal Wetlands Protections

Larchmont, NY — Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency is a devastating blow to protection of wetlands across the country, stripping the protections provided by the Clean Water Act dating back to 1977. The 5-4 decision essentially redefines the “Waters of the United States” to exclude wetlands that don’t have the […]

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Water Quality Standards: The Key to Swimmable Waters (Someday) in NYC

To those kayakers skimming across Eastchester Bay—City Island to one side, Rodman’s Neck jutting out from Pelham Bay Park on the other—it wouldn’t seem like such an outlandish idea. Nor would it to the paddleboarders putting in at Little Bay Park, setting off past the stone curtain of Fort Totten toward Bayside. And definitely not […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Applauds CT AG Tong’s Letter on Plastic Microfiber Pollution

NEW HAVEN, CT — Save the Sound commends the leadership of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who led a coalition of 16 attorneys general in delivering a letter today to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calling on the agencies to address the mounting problem of plastic microfibers present in […]

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Just the (Climate) Facts, Please

Introducing Our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases You already know that greenhouse gases—and particularly CO2 emissions—are a major driver of rising temperatures and, therefore, climate change. But just how much greenhouse gas is our planet subject to now, how dangerous is it for our climate, and what needs to be done? These are […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound, Partner Organizations Urge State to Protect Water Quality in New York City

Clean water advocates call for health-based standards to ensure coastal waters are safe for public use  Albany, NY — The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic submitted comments on behalf of Save the Sound, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Riverkeeper to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that strongly urge the agency to set […]

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October Clean Water Update: Birthday cards, Report Cards, ballot cards, and more

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog. “In youth,” wrote 19th-century humorist Josh Billings, “we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.” For the Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 50th birthday next Tuesday, difficulty presents […]

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