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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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: Oswegatchie Hills advocates join East Lyme in appealing sewer decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2018   Contact: Laura McMillan, CT Fund for the Environment 203-787-0646 x137 / 540-292-8429   Oswegatchie Hills advocates join East Lyme in appealing sewer decision   East Lyme, Conn. – Leaders of the Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition are joining the Town of East Lyme in asking the Connecticut Supreme Court […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Impaired Waterbodies in NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2018 Beaver Swamp Brook and NYC waterways belong on NY list of impaired waterbodies, Save the Sound says   Mamaroneck, NY – On Friday, Save the Sound submitted its formal comments on the Draft 2018 New York State Section 303(d) List of Impaired/TMDL Waters to the New York State Department […]

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What is your Sewage Right to Know Act?

What is your Sewage Right to Know Act? Many of our sewage treatment plants and collection systems are old and failing, discharging untreated or partially treated sewage into our waterways. Having a notification system that documents sewage discharges creates a roadmap of areas that need infrastructure repairs and spurs action. Timely public notification of spills […]

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Rye Sewage Pollution

The City of Rye, like many communities in Westchester, suffers from chronic sewage leaks from its aged underground network of pipes. When it rains, raw sewage leaks, and sometimes gushes, from these pipes—polluting streets, rivers, brooks and ultimately Long Island Sound. This winter our Western Sound team spent 4 months tracking and advocating for the […]

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The best defense is a good offense. (legal updates)

When it seems like environmental protections are under attack everywhere you look, the best defense can be using environmental laws to their full potential.

Here’s the latest news on legal actions we’re taking to protect the air you breathe, the water you swim in, and the lands you love.

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