PRESS RELEASE: 16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed

16 Miles of Upper Quinnipiac River Flow Free! Third Barrier Removed Exposed inactive water line removed, improving safety for paddlers and improving fish passage on the Quinnipiac New Haven, Conn. – An old, unused water line on the Quinnipiac River in Meriden has been removed, the third barrier to come down in three years. The […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CFE/Save the Sound applauds proposed expansion of protected coastal wetlands and natural areas

CFE/Save the Sound applauds proposed expansion of protected coastal wetlands and natural areas New Haven, Conn. – Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound today submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in support of proposed amendments to the Coastal Barriers Resources Act (CBRA). The proposed updates and expansion will add another […]

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Advocacy 101: JF, LCO, OFA, OLR…HUH?

The Connecticut legislative session started on January 9 and you’ve been lobbying your reps ever since. Phone calls, action alerts, letters, and rallies have propelled some great legislation forward out of committee, and stopped some bad bills in their tracks. Unfortunately, just because a committee supports a bill, doesn’t mean it will become law. It […]

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PRESS RELEASE: World Water Day at CT Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2019 Contact: Melissa Schlag, CFE/Save the Sound, 860-398-0569 World Water Day at CT Legislature Water advocates, legislative champions, and agencies call for action to protect CT’s waters HARTFORD, CONN. – Water advocates from across Connecticut are celebrating World Water Day at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford today. The United […]

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Testimony 101: Shape the laws that shape your world

Your public servants are hard at work in Hartford shaping the laws that shape your world. Over the past few weeks, you’ve learned about Connecticut’s legislature and what it takes to be an effective citizen lobbyist. Now take a moment to learn how to write persuasive testimony to make government work for you. I’M JUST […]

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Demystifying Lobbying 101: your constitutional right to lobby and how to do it

Our founding fathers had YOU in mind when they crafted the first amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to […]

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CT Legislative Advocacy 101

Last week your Connecticut legislators went back to work in Hartford. We’ll soon be contacting you about how to encourage them to pass high-priority legislation to improve and protect your environment. (If you missed our legislative agenda, check it out here.) This post will give you an insider’s look at the legislative process in Connecticut […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT pen letter to Governor Lamont, ask for expanded EV policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT pen letter to Governor Lamont, ask for expanded EV policies NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition and EV Club of CT are asking Governor Ned Lamont to support electric vehicle policies that will stimulate Connecticut’s growing green […]

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