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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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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