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It’s Electric Vehicle Month in CT, Lamont proclaims

Scroll down for a dozen Drive Electric Week events all across Connecticut! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Schlag, 203-787-0646 CT Electric Vehicle Coalition applauds Governor Lamont for proclaiming Sept. 2019 as Electric Vehicle Month   Hartford, Conn. – The Connecticut Electric Vehicle Coalition is thrilled that Governor Ned Lamont, an electric vehicle (EV) owner himself, […]

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Gov. Lamont’s executive order on climate & resiliency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan – lmcmillan@ctenvironment.org – 203-787-0646 CFE/Save the Sound applauds Lamont order on climate NEW HAVEN, CONN.—At a midday climate forum in Hartford, Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order re-establishing the Governor’s Council on Climate Change and expanding its membership and scope. It also directs the Department […]

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The Great Fish Migration Story – PT I

  PART I : INTRODUCTION Imagine hundreds, even thousands, of grayish-green fish filling a river from one bank to the other, fighting their way upstream in the brisk waters swollen by the spring melt. Their silver sides and bellies flash. Occasionally one will propel itself out of the water, avoiding some obstacle that threatens its […]

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BEACH REPORT: 200+ LIS Beaches Get Their Water Quality Grades

TOP 20 LONG ISLAND SOUND BEACHES BASED ON BEST WATER QUALITY HIGHLIGHTED IN BEACH REPORT FROM SAVE THE SOUND  10 Years of Data Show Water Pollution Patterns Differ by Beach and by Region; Troubling Trends in Wet Weather MAMARONECK, New York/NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — August 2, 2019 – The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its […]

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Plum Island from My Perspective

by Megan Dear Plum Island is an ecological and historical centerpiece to the animals—including humans—and plants that depend on it. Even though the island is only 840 acres, it has a huge impact on marine and terrestrial wildlife because of its history of being mostly untouched by humans. The flora and fauna native to the […]

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Students Take Action for Plum Island

Under the leadership of former science teacher Peggy Dickerson, students from Cutchogue East Elementary School spent weeks learning about Plum Island and wrote letters to Governor Cuomo, detailing all the reasons he should work to protect the island. Save the Sound’s New York natural areas coordinator, Louise Harrison, led the students through a visioning session […]

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Using the L.A.W. to protect Land, Air, and Water (July legal update)

CFE/Save the Sound Senior Legal Counsel Roger Reynolds gives an update on how we’re using the law to protect your environment at this key moment: I have no doubt that in the future we will look back on this moment in time and see it as a critical one for the environment—one way or the […]

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NYS leading on environment as legislative session ends

With the 2019 New York Legislative session now over, Save the Sound would like to share some of the many successes we think are worth celebrating—some of which you helped get over the finish line! Climate Leadership and Community Protection The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act establishes aggressive, legally binding targets to move […]

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