Press Release: Save the Sound Reacts to Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

David Ansel, vice president of water protection for Save the Sound, was in Albany Tuesday to attend Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address. Here is his reaction: “I was encouraged that Governor Hochul devoted so much attention to the rising threat and frequency of damaging storms, dedicating an entire section of her State […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound disappointed by two of Gov. Hochul’s recent vetoes

Two bills poised to strengthen protections for waters across New York State were vetoed by Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday, forfeiting a critical opportunity to expand defenses after a Supreme Court decision weakened federal protections earlier this year. Class C Streams (S1725A/A4601) sought to reclassify waters used for fishing and boating but not for drinking […]

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Like a broken record

On a corner storefront in the Village of Mamaroneck, about a block from where the Sheldrake River turns away from I-95 and splits the neighborhood from commercial to residential, the wall is wrapped with three horizontal blue stripes in paint and painter’s tape. The lowest line, several feet above street level, is marked by red […]

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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 Good, the Bad, and the L.I.E.

Last Wednesday, June 21, was the longest day. That’s not hyperbole. The sun rose over West Shore Road at 5:23 a.m. and didn’t slide beyond the horizon until 8:30 p.m., giving the people of Port Washington, NY, a full 15 hours and seven minutes of daylight – more than they’ll enjoy on any other day […]

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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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