U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

JD Allen

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and dozens of Long Island elected officials are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the Army Corp of Engineers’ plan to continue to dump dredged materials into Long Island Sound for the next 30 years.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A new study says one-third of all the tidal wetlands that surround Long Island Sound have disappeared since the 1880s. The Environmental Protection Agency calls the loss staggering.

A long-simmering dispute over dumping dredged materials from rivers and harbors into Long Island Sound has flared up again with a new federal plan to govern disposal sites.

Connecticut backs the disposal of materials in designated areas while New York state and environmental activists are calling for the reuse of sediments. Four sites in the Sound are used for disposal, with two set to close by April unless a management plan is approved, said Jean Brochi, a Long Island Sound project manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA awards funds to help brownfield cleanups

Aug 14, 2014
Craig LeMoult

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.6 million on Thursday in Connecticut to help clean up abandoned and contaminated properties, known as brownfields.

EPA seeks regulatory authority over streams & wetlands

Apr 21, 2014
Craig LeMoult

Tuesday is Earth Day, and once again, one of the key issues that people will be talking about is protecting our clean water. Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule change that would give the federal government regulatory authority over wetlands and streams. The advocacy group Environment Connecticut is about to kick off a door-to-door canvassing campaign to encourage people to support the rule change.