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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

Fridays in the Field: Surveying Pond Lily with students from Quinnipiac University
Habitat Restoration

Fridays in the Field: Surveying Pond Lily with students from Quinnipiac University

This week’s Fridays in the Field post comes from Elsa Loehmann, Associate Director of River Restoration for Save the Sound: The Pond Lily Nature Preserve is a 14-acre oasis of forest, stream, and wetlands along the West River, surrounded by a highly developed urban area on the New Haven-Woodbridge border. Save the Sound removed an … Continue reading

Press release: Suffolk County Legislature opposes sale of Plum Island
Plum Island

Press release: Suffolk County Legislature opposes sale of Plum Island

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 Suffolk County Legislature strongly opposes sale, supports conservation of Plum Island Bipartisan letter of strong opposition sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo SMITHTOWN, N.Y. – Members of the Suffolk County Legislature signed a letter sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday unanimously opposing the sale of Plum Island by … 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

Birds & Wildlife / Endangered Lands / Fisheries & Aquatic Life / Habitat Restoration / Land / Long Island Sound / Plum Island / Uncategorized

Long Island East End Supervisors and Mayors Work Together to Save Plum Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017 East End Supervisors and Mayors Work Together to Save Plum Island Bipartisan letter of support sent to Cuomo, Schumer, Gillibrand, and Zeldin SOUTHOLD, NY. – All five of Long Island’s East End town supervisors and the ten village mayors are appealing to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Charles Schumer and … Continue reading

Air & Climate / Clean Air / Climate Change & Adaptation / Energy & Efficiency / Uncategorized

Millstone Doesn’t Need Your Money

Do you think an already heavily subsidized old nuclear power plant should get the dollars that are supposed to be set aside for renewable energy projects? Do you want to see an increase in your electric bill for corporate handouts to the nuclear industry? NO? Well that’s all about to happen unless you help stop … Continue reading