Press Release: NYS Supreme Court rules NYC Department of Environmental Protection failed to report Combined Sewer Overflow discharges as required

Thanks to a recent ruling by the New York State Supreme Court, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is required to notify the public of combined sewage overflow discharges within four hours, in accordance with the Sewage Protection Right to Know Act (SPRTKA). Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, on behalf of seven environmental […]

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Environmental Justice in Mount Vernon: Recap of Our Community Conversation

At the heart of environmental justice is recognizing the right of people to have a real voice in what happens to the place they live. That’s why we’re partnering with other regional and national environmental groups to engage in conversation with residents of communities in the Long Island Sound region that have been impacted—historically and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: With Release of New Water Quality Criteria, Save the Sound and Riverkeeper Challenge DEC to Make NYC Waters Safe for Swimming

In response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement of new water quality criteria for the waters surrounding New York City and up to the Bear Mountain Bridge, Riverkeeper, the leading environmental organization dedicated to protecting the Hudson River, and Save the Sound, the leading environmental organization dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound, call on New York […]

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See something? Smell something? Say something, so we can do something

National Water Quality Month began for Peter Linderoth, our director of water quality, with a halting message. He arrived to our office in Larchmont on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 1, settled in behind his desk, and checked his email. Near the top of his inbox was an audio file of a voicemail, forwarded by […]

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Ratepayers shouldn’t be first option for municipalities funding expensive compliance projects

Municipalities across the United States, including many here in New York and Connecticut, are currently in violation of the Clean Water Act. In this blog post, Madeline Collins, Esq., a Save the Sound legal intern and Vermont Law LLM student, examines the flaws in the EPA’s recent guidance for clean water enforcement, and what should be done to draft guidance that better protects communities’ health and advances equity.

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Win for Sewage-Free Waters in Westchester

Federal Judge Declines to Relieve New Rochelle, Pelham Manor, Larchmont, and Town of Mamaroneck of Responsibility for Sewage Pollution; Save the Sound’s Case Can Proceed Mamaroneck, NY – Save the Sound announced today that the motion to dismiss brought by four towns that comprise the New Rochelle Sewer District in Save the Sound’s Clean Water […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound Files Clean Water Act Enforcement Action against the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2021 Contacts: Laura McMillan, lmcmillan@savethesound.orgMartin Hain, mhain@savethesound.org Save the Sound Files Clean Water Act Enforcement Action against the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Organization argues 2.1 million gallon sewage spill into Mill River violates Clean Water Act New Haven, Connecticut – Save the Sound has filed a Clean […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound and Connecticut River Conservancy Push to Uphold Limits on Springfield’s Nitrogen Discharges Polluting CT River and Long Island Sound

Springfield, Mass. – Save the Sound and the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) filed separate amicus briefs on December 16, 2020, urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to deny the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission’s (SWSC) appeal of their Clean Water Act discharge permit for the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (SRWTF).

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