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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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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound and partners to begin installation of green infrastructure at Sunken Meadow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2019 Contact:      Anthony Allen, 860-604-7207 Laura McMillan, 540-292-8429 Save the Sound and partners set to begin installation of green infrastructure at Sunken Meadow State Park 18 acres of parking lot retrofits will treat stormwater Smithtown, N.Y.—Save the Sound and New York Parks have begun efforts to retrofit 18 […]

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What are PFAS–and why are they in the Farmington River?!

“PFAS.” It doesn’t mean much at first, but the more you read, the more worrying these four letters get–and unfortunately, they were recently released into the Farmington River. Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances–aka PFAS–are used in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing, and in a kind of foam used to suppress jet fuel fires. The problem is that they’ve […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental groups file petition with Siting Council for proposed Killingly Energy Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2019 Contact: Melissa Schlag, mschlag@ctenvironment.org Environmental groups file petition with Siting Council for proposed Killingly Energy Center Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound, Not Another Power Plant, and Sierra Club question absence of greenhouse gas reduction plan NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Sierra Club, and citizen group […]

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CFE/Save the Sound denounces Clean Power Plan rollback

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2019 Contact: Laura McMillan, 203-787-0646 CFE/Save the Sound denounces Clean Power Plan rollback   NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Today the Trump administration rolled back the landmark Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era effort that targets coal-fired power plants and their dirty climate-destroying emissions. President Trump’s new plan will replace the Obama rule with […]

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Congrats on your graduation…from Enviro Advocacy School!

Congratulations, you made it! Now that the legislative session is over and legislators are on a much-needed break, give yourself a pat on the back for all the successful advocating you’ve done. It sure was a nail-biter—right up to the bell at midnight on June 5! You’ve learned a lot about Connecticut’s legislature along the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CFE/Save the Sound end-of-session report and comments on legislative victories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019   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 the end of the 2019 Connecticut legislative session, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound celebrates environmental victories and prepares to fight some […]

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DO LESS for a Healthy Yard this Year: Water Responsibly

  We’ve all seen them…lawn sprinklers that spray this way and that, sending water cascading indiscriminately in all directions. Great fun for kids wanting to cool off, but a waste if this is the way you satisfy your lawn’s thirst. Not only do these type of sprinklers unevenly distribute the water, often times they create […]

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