Long Island Sound

Anthony Moaton

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he’s confident there will be federal funding for the cleanup of Long Island Sound despite attempts by the Trump Administration to defund the program.

AP Photo/Frank Eltman

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing a plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into the Long Island Sound.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened for more than a year to take the action announced Thursday. He and fellow Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman say the EPA plan will allow tens of millions of cubic yards of dredged sediments to be dumped in the waterway that divides Long Island and Connecticut.

Tracy Brown / Save the Sound via AP

Connecticut has a new Soundkeeper. His name is Bill Lucey. Lucey grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. As a child, he fished the Long Island for flounder and blue snapper. He dug for clams along its shores. Now he will work to keep the waters of the Sound clean for the next generation.

Joelle Schrock / WSHU

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, D-CT3, says that despite President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, $8 million in federal money will be going to Long Island Sound preservation efforts.

Courtesy of Derecktor

A research boat called the Spirit of the Sound glides away from the pier at Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium and across Norwalk Harbor. Boats like this one are about to start checking water quality at bays and harbors ranging from Queens to Rhode Island.

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