PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound to appeal FAA’s Tweed decision

Inadequate environmental assessment ignored significant threats  New Haven, CT — Save the Sound will appeal the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision accepting the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the proposed expansion of Tweed New Haven Airport, the New Haven-based environmental organization announced Tuesday evening.  On December 21, 2023, the […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound applauds state legal action to enforce cleanup of English Station

Today, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong filed an enforcement action against United Illuminating over the company’s failure to complete state-ordered cleanup of the English Station power plant. The facility, located on an island in New Haven’s Mill River, has been shuttered for over three decades and is subject to a 2015 order from the Public […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Response to Tweed Airport Environmental Assessment

Senior legal director Roger Reynolds: “In a grim and cynical Christmas gift, the final environmental assessment for the proposed expansion of Tweed Airport was released today. Issuing this controversial and long-awaited decision the last business day before Christmas is an obvious attempt to hide it. “The decision fundamentally ignores critical input from the public, CT […]

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Press Release: TCI Momentum Grows: New Haven is Latest Municipality to Pass Resolution in Support of Transportation & Climate Initiative

Hartford, CT – With a unanimous vote of the New Haven Board of Alders, last night New Haven became the latest Connecticut municipality to pass a resolution in support of the regional cap-and-invest program, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). Town and city leaders have stressed that they see supporting TCI as part of their […]

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New Haven Climate Movement Organizer Advocates for Intersectional Climate Justice

Shining light on the advocacy and sustainability work of young environmental leaders working to make their communities safer and cleaner. As part of our commitment to youth engagement and equity, we are holding an ongoing series of interviews with individuals and sharing their stories to spread awareness. Tackling the climate crisis requires a village, or […]

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Don’t Trash the Annex—Hearing to Fight Waste Expansion on Dec. 16

The Annex, a neighborhood of New Haven, is the most environmentally over-burdened neighborhood in Connecticut. It hosts oil terminals, I-95, and is near New Haven Station, a dirty oil burning power plant. It is also home to a transfer station for construction and demolition waste and “non-putrescible” (dry) municipal solid waste. But this is not […]

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Connecticut Needs Stronger Public Notification of Sewage Spills

Ongoing Sewage Overflows Pose Serious Public Health Risk Exposure to raw sewage in our waterways leaves people vulnerable to a host of disease-causing pathogens. The EPA estimates that 1.8 – 3.5 million people get sick from swimming, boating, or fishing in fecal contaminated water each year. While most people quickly recover from these illnesses, they […]

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A 7th rain garden for New Haven’s West River watershed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2018 Save the Sound, Neighborhood Housing Services, and over 50 volunteers install 7th residential rain garden in West River Watershed Ongoing green infrastructure collaboration teaches residents to manage stormwater at home New Haven, Conn. – Two New Haven nonprofits teamed up with local college students this week to plant a […]

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