Environmental Priorities 2019

We are gearing up for the upcoming legislative session to ensure protections for our land, air, and water. Click here to view the entire agenda. A sneak peak: CONSERVE PUBLIC LANDS Protecting Connecticut’s mountain landscapes, wetlands, forests that filter your drinking water, and the special coastal places that surround Long Island Sound keep your air […]

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The Grades are in!

The new 2018 Long Island Sound Report Card has been released. Highlights: For the first time the Report Card includes 10 years of data and an assessment of how water quality is trending in each region of the Sound. This report gives a welcome stamp of approval for more than a decade’s worth of federal and state […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Long Island Sound gets its grades – and they’re looking good!

GOOD NEWS: “LONG ISLAND SOUND REPORT CARD” RELEASED BY SAVE THE SOUND REVEALS SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT – TREATMENT PLANT INVESTMENT CITED   MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut— September 24, 2018 – The non-profit organization Save the Sound released results of the 2018 “Long Island Sound Report Card” on September 24, during simultaneous news conferences in Connecticut […]

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Want to know the grade?

It’s back to school season for Long Island Sound. Anybody who went to school understands a report card. Imagine scientific data galvanizing communities to protect their local waters? Or inspiring elected officials to fund local environmental improvements, and stimulating engineers to devise ways to reduce pollution? The Long Island Sound Report Card aims to do just that […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound and White Plains reach legal agreement to solve city’s sewage problems by 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 ext.137 / 540-292-8429 Leanne Bloom, 914-295-4197 Save the Sound and White Plains reach legal agreement to solve city’s sewage problems by 2020 Mamaroneck, NY – Save the Sound and the City of White Plains have reached an agreement in Save the Sound’s lawsuit against the […]

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Sea Barriers Proposed for Long Island Sound & New York Harbor

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering new projects to protect New York City from increased storm surges and flooding associated with climate change. Seems great right? Maybe we’re finally putting in the necessary resources to protect coastal communities and increase resiliency? Not so fast. These proposals include massive storm barriers spanning the waterbodies that […]

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Soundkeeper on the Water

2018 marks the first full season on Long Island Sound for new Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and his patrol vessel, the Terry Backer. Here’s an overview of the patrols so far, in Bill’s own words.   My patrol season began with the welding of a new fuel tank in New Jersey which was installed in Rowayton—a […]

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2018 End-of-Session Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Contact: Laura McMillan – lmcmillan@ctenvironment.org Melissa Schlag – mschlag@ctenvironment.org CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories NEW HAVEN, CONN. – At this end of the 2018 Connecticut legislative session, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound celebrates significant environmental victories and prepares to keep fighting on […]

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