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With your support, we’re fighting to stop water pollution in our rivers and the Sound and to protect precious landscapes and wildlife habitat. Here’s the latest news on just a few of our most critical projects. Saving Plum Island CFE/Save the Sound and six other organizations and individuals filed suit in July against the Department of […]

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Rating Governor Malloy’s 2017 budget with green thumbs
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Rating Governor Malloy’s 2017 budget with green thumbs

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy released his budget last Wednesday in a joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly. We’ve reviewed the proposed budget for environmental impacts; here are our ratings and how the budget affects you: Energy Efficiency and Renewables Investment The state is leading by example and has set aside funding for energy efficiency and … Continue reading

Climate Change & Adaptation / Education & Outreach / Energy & Efficiency / Legislative

Energy 101: Shifting into High Gear Towards Our Green Future

We are at a crossroads for climate change progress. At this point, it’s clear that for the next few years we will not be able to rely on the federal government to protect our environmental future. This was solidified when a fossil fuel industry insider and climate change denier was picked for EPA; the top … Continue reading

2017 legislative priorities for Connecticut
Legislative / Press Releases

2017 legislative priorities for Connecticut

As the new year begins, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound gear up for the Connecticut legislative session. Throughout the session, which runs from January 4 through June 7, we will work with legislators, Governor Malloy, state agencies, fellow organizations, and citizens across Connecticut to advocate for laws that will … Continue reading

Fridays in the Field: Introducing New Haven to new bioswales
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Fridays in the Field: Introducing New Haven to new bioswales

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Kendall Barbery, Green Infrastructure Program Manager: The West River—which flows from Bethany, CT, to New Haven Harbor—is on Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (CT DEEP) 303-d list of impaired waterbodies due to high levels of bacteria and other pollution. According to the West River … Continue reading