PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Hochul Signs Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into Law

Now, the county legislature must add referendum to the November ballot Larchmont, NY — Of the many reasons to head to Long Island at the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Kathy Hochul picked a good one. She was in Babylon on Thursday morning to sign the Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into law.  […]

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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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Save the Sound releases our 2024 Legislative Agenda for New York State

BUDGET PRIORITIES Our environment is at a critical crossroads. The progress we have made over the years across the Long Island Sound region will be eroded unless the investment in our environment matches the magnitude of the challenges we are facing. Our environmental budget priorities include: The continued implementation of the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond […]

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Love your local election

It may be true that “all politics is local.” It’s also true that elections for local office don’t get the headlines or the hype. Las Vegas sportsbooks don’t offer betting lines on the race for City Clerk in Milford the way they’ve been laying odds on the 2024 Presidential election pretty much since the last […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound, Group for the East End, and Peconic Baykeeper Notify Suffolk County Legislature of its Obligation under the Green Amendment to Address Nitrogen Pollution

Nonprofit environmental organizations Save the Sound, Group for the East End, and Peconic Baykeeper have notified the Suffolk County Legislature that its failure to take meaningful action to address nitrogen pollution resulting primarily from outdated and inadequate septic systems violates the Green Amendment of New York’s Constitution. The letter, prepared by PACE Environmental Litigation Clinic, […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Dismayed by Suffolk County Legislature’s Inaction on Generational Opportunity

A 10-7 party line vote during Tuesday’s meeting of the Suffolk County legislature didn’t kill the Water Quality Restoration Act, but the decision to recess rather than resolve the proposal guarantees this essential piece of legislation will not be added to the November ballot. The legislature is not scheduled to meet again until September, well […]

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Suffolk County faces crossroads moment for clean water

Suffolk County does not have a septic problem. It has 380,000 septic problems. This is not news. County residents have known about it for decades, as has the Suffolk County Legislature. In the first paragraph of the Introduction to its Executive Summary of its Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan, issued in January 2014, the legislature […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the L.I.E.

Last Wednesday, June 21, was the longest day. That’s not hyperbole. The sun rose over West Shore Road at 5:23 a.m. and didn’t slide beyond the horizon until 8:30 p.m., giving the people of Port Washington, NY, a full 15 hours and seven minutes of daylight – more than they’ll enjoy on any other day […]

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