Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Wednesday's News: Broadwater Forum, Lecture at Yale, a New Sound Alliance

The Anti-Broadwater Coalition and the new Sound Alliance (see below for more) are holding a public forum to talk about Broadwater's LNG proposal. The forum is Thursday, March 10, at The Inn at East Wind, in Wading River, from 7-9 p.m. More information is available here.

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is continuing its Munson Distinguished Lecture Series today at 5:30 with a talk called Conflicts at Sea: Values and Ethics in the Marine Environment, by Dr. Tundi Agardy of Sound Seas. Contact the Yale Center for Coastal & Watershed Systems at 203 432-3026 or email This lecture series has sounded interesting but 5:30? Good luck to anyone who has to drive the Merritt or I-95.

Other thoughts: The Sound Alliance

Connecticut Fund for the Environment: Save the Sound is forming yet another coalition, which is being called either the "Sound Alliance" or "Sound Alliance, No! to Broadwater" -- based on what I've been told by CFE, I'm not sure which.

I'm also not sure who may join. Their original e-mail, sent last week, says the alliance is "a new coalition of organizations, elected officials, and individuals," but in an e-mail to me, Christopher Zurcher of CFE said "Sound Alliance is for organizations at this point."

The Sound Alliance is also distinct from the Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance, which is concerned with issues larger than just Broadwater's proposal, and from the Anti-Broadwater Coalition, which seems to be the Long Island-based equivalent of the new alliance. Christopher Zurcher also told me that in the future the alliance "may take other forms depending on the issue around which we're trying to build support, or opposition.

"We're also hoping that we gain support for the Connecticut opposition from both sides, which may very well include some of the same organizations from the LI-based ABC."

Here's CFE's website, although I couldn't find anything about the alliance on it.


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