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Legislative drama ends with good, bad and ugly

The 2017 legislative session wrapped up at midnight Wednesday. There were good outcomes, bad outcomes, and some things yet unsettled, but one thing is clear: citizens like you helped tremendously to avert crises and get good policies passed. We couldn’t have done it without you! Here are some snapshots from our legislative experts on bills … Continue reading

Air & Climate / Clean Air / Climate Change & Adaptation / Energy & Efficiency / Legislative / Press Releases

Budgets raid clean energy, efficiency funds; advocates and businesses decry impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Budgets swipe funding for clean energy and efficiency programs; advocates, local businesses decry impact to environment and economy Energy Efficiency and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to be raided Hartford, Conn.—Labor, public health, consumer and environmental advocates, as well as owners and employees of local clean energy businesses, denounce … Continue reading

How New York City’s Sewage Gets Into Long Island Sound
Legal / Sewage & Stormwater

How New York City’s Sewage Gets Into Long Island Sound

When it rains in New York City, rain and debris from city streets mixes with wastewater containing raw sewage and other pollutants and overload the city’s antiquated combined sewage and stormwater system, dumping the polluted brew into the waters around the five boroughs. Each year on average 70 of these “combined sewage overflows” (CSOs) occur, … Continue reading