NY Legislative Update: Many priorities remain, but not much time

This email was sent by David Ansel, our vice president of water protection. When policy intern Ella McGrail and I arrived at the Capitol on Monday, the clock was already ticking. Legislators had just returned to Albany after two weeks back home in their districts, and only 18 sessions remained on the legislative calendar. It […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Reacts to Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

David Ansel, vice president of water protection for Save the Sound, was in Albany Tuesday to attend Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address. Here is his reaction: “I was encouraged that Governor Hochul devoted so much attention to the rising threat and frequency of damaging storms, dedicating an entire section of her State […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound reaches stormwater pollution prevention deal with City of Middletown

NEW HAVEN, CT—Cleaner water bodies in Middletown, Connecticut will be the result of a collaborative agreement reached with the City of Middletown following a lawsuit Save the Sound filed under the Clean Water Act. The proposed agreement was filed by Save the Sound with the Federal District Court and is subject to a 45-day review […]

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The Unglamorous Work of Water Sampling Season

From the second week of June through Labor Day Weekend, they are out there. A collection force of 20-something Save the Sound full-time and seasonal staff, and community scientists, hiking through woods and wetlands, withstanding the drizzles and deluges, mosquitoes and mugginess, maybe wading out into a creek or balancing on loose rocks on the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: 2023 LIS Beach Report is out!

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER BRINGS GOOD NEWS FOR LOCAL BEACHGOERS Water Quality at Most Long Island Sound Public Beaches Earns High Marks; Impact of Increasing Rain Events a Cause for Concern  PORT WASHINGTON, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — June 21, 2023 – The first day of summer marked an auspicious moment for regional nonprofit organization […]

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Legislators and advocates call for water protections on World Water Day

Hartford—Calling clean water “a human right” and “a gift of life,” state legislators and clean water advocates today called for the protection of our groundwater, rivers and streams, and Long Island Sound and addressed upcoming water-related legislation on road salts, well testing, and stormwater while celebrating World Water Day. “We have an important responsibility to […]

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Save the Sound Takes Connecticut-wide Legal Action for Clean Water

Clean Water Act Enforcement Action against Middletown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Burlington New Haven, Connecticut – Residents throughout Connecticut are facing unhealthy, polluted rivers and streams. Save the Sound has filed Clean Water Act Enforcement Actions against Middletown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Burlington for failing to meet their Clean Water Act obligations to provide swimmable, fishable waters […]

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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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