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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August Legal Update: Protecting Clean Water & Open Space for Your Communities

Your Weekly Digest of Save the Sound’s Action Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Legal Actions. Read other recent updates on our blog: Healthy Waters, Climate & Resiliency, Ecological Restoration, Protected Lands. As summers get longer and hotter, it’s more important than ever for people in […]

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August Clean Water Update: Lab preparations, green recommendations, and salutations!

Each Wednesday, we bring you an update on one of our program areas. This week: Clean Water. Read other recent updates on our blog: Protected Lands, Ecological Restoration, Legal Actions, and Climate. Open for Business  A new lab facility in Hamden, CT, expands capabilities for fecal indicator bacteria monitoring For a couple of years, a perfectly usable space sat […]

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July Legal Update: Climate Action, Clean Water Require Vigilance

Climate Action Under Attack Last week the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled key elements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon emissions of fossil fuel-burning power plants. The West Virginia v. EPA decision backslid on over 50 years of progress under the Clean Air Act, crippling EPA’s previous ability to select the best system of […]

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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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Is New York State Giving Up on Clean Waterways for New York City?

In 2015, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) passed new water quality standards that finally set the goal of making waterways around the city clean enough for the public to safely swim. The new regulation would have forced a significant reduction in the volume of raw untreated sewage that is currently dumped from the city directly into its waterways every time it rains. Today New York State dropped those standards from their regulations, sending us back untold years in our efforts to address insufficient sewage treatment in the city and the water pollution it creates.

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Learning from Tri-State clean community energy experts

Local governments from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are independently building opportunities to switch to clean energy: New York is one of the most active community solar markets in the country, with plans to stimulate another 1,000 MW in the near future Meanwhile Connecticut and New Jersey have launched community solar pilot programs–but they still […]

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