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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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Climate and Clean Energy Digest 2019

Climate change can mean wild weather and smoggy cities—but it doesn’t have to be that way. CFE and Connecticut leaders are working to increase renewable energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions—spurring our green economy along the way. Read on to learn what your legislators are doing to curb the effects of climate change, get our […]

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Your Lawn’s Big Impact On Long Island Sound

Too much nitrogen triggers rampant growth of algae that can kill fish, harm wildlife, poison shellfish people eat and undermine quality of life. Reducing our fertilizer use is an easy path toward cleaner, safer water. There are 4 easy ways you can help: #1 Keep grass clippings on your lawn: Grass clippings rapidly decompose, keeping […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Energy Funds: Brief filed as ratepayers, energy businesses, and environmental advocates continue push for review of decision

Immediate Release Friday, March 8, 2019 Contacts: Laura McMillan, CT Fund for the Environment (Plaintiff), 203-787-0646 Leticia Colon de Mejias (Plaintiff), 860-690-5522 Energy Funds: Brief filed as ratepayers, energy businesses, and environmental advocates continue push for review of decision U.S. District Court had ruled against ratepayers, energy efficiency and clean energy businesses, environmental orgs, and […]

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It’s in the Bag

It’s small, useful, seemingly innocuous, and can be found everywhere. The plastic bag. Sadly, its ubiquity is having disastrous consequences for our waterways, oceans, wildlife…and maybe even our health. Over one trillion plastic bags are produced every year. From cradle to grave, their production, use, and disposal shapes our environment from the air down to […]

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Learning from Tri-State clean community energy experts

Local governments from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are independently building opportunities to switch to clean energy: New York is one of the most active community solar markets in the country, with plans to stimulate another 1,000 MW in the near future Meanwhile Connecticut and New Jersey have launched community solar pilot programs–but they still […]

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