From a small grassy hill on the western tip of Plum Island you can look to your right over a small cliff and see Connecticut and Long Island Sound. To the left, the island’s four miles of shoreline rolls out along the Atlantic ocean.
A report card released today by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.