PRESS RELEASE: NYS Legislative Session ends with environmental funding the big prize; progress but no final passage for living shorelines

Larchmont, NY—The 2022 New York State legislative session ended Saturday with an assortment of big budgetary wins and close calls. The biggest victory is a 2022-23 budget that pumps billions of dollars into environmental initiatives. Specific legislation to benefit coastal resiliency, stormwater management, and homebuyers saw significant momentum, but some bills failed to win final […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CT Legislative Session Ends with Climate Action, Water & Wildlife Protections

New Haven, Conn.—The 2022 session of the Connecticut legislature, marked by unusually early passage of several major climate bills, concluded Wednesday night. Despite unexpected drama over the budget adjustment bill in the final hours, which seemed to derail passage of several hoped-for bills, on the whole climate action and environmental advocacy rose to the challenge, […]

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Save the Sound supports New York Governor Hochul’s bold environmental agenda in State of the State

On Wednesday, January 5, New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a bold State of the State address, with an ambitious environmental agenda to combat climate change and make major investments in clean energy infrastructure. Most exciting was the proposal to increase the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act (formerly the Environmental Bond […]

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Press Release: Bronin, Docs, Biz, Enviros Call on CGA to Pass TCI in Special Session

Hartford, CT – Today, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin joined Save the Sound, members of the Connecticut TCI Coalition (representing nearly 100 advocates and supporters), businesses, and healthcare professionals at Union Station in Hartford to call on the Connecticut General Assembly to reconvene for a special session to pass the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) legislation […]

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CT Legislative Session Wrap-Up: The Midnight Report

Wins for LI Sound and public health; unfinished business on climate This release represents the best information available to us as of sine die. Updates will be made as needed. Hartford, Conn. – One of the most unusual sessions in memory has also proven one of the most momentous for Connecticut’s environment, with substantial victories […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Identifies 18 Resiliency Projects in New Report

Getting projects to shovel-ready status could leverage federal dollars for Connecticut communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.org; Javier Román-Nieves, jroman-nieves@savethesound.org New Haven, Connecticut – Today Save the Sound released a guide to 18 priority projects along the central Connecticut coast that would use nature-based solutions to restore habitats and protect shoreline communities from the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CT DEEP Staffing Cliff Threatens Key Protections, Warns Save the Sound Report

Environmental enforcement and public health at risk as valuable staff expected to retire in 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.org; Maggie Cozens, mcozens@savethesound.org New Haven, Connecticut – Save the Sound has released a report spotlighting the impending retirement cliff that could see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection lose a quarter of […]

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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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