Monday, January 01, 2007

2007 Is Bound To Be Better for the Clean Water Fund and the Long Island Sound Cleanup

Last year was a bad one for the Connecticut Clean Water Fund, and consequently for the cleanup of Long Island Sound. But the irresponsibility of Connecticut's elected officials has caused enough unhappiness on the part of people who think the Sound is important, and enough embarassment on the part of officials, that 2007 is bound to be better. Soundkeeper/Legislator Terry Backer tells me that he has introduced legislation to put ample money in the Clean Water Fund again. Save the Sound has made it one of its legislative priorities (Save the Sound will continue to work with CCM, construction engineers and environmental allies to advocate for a consistently well-financed Clean Water Fund to stop raw sewage overflows by 2020 and to meet our 2014 deadline for restoring the Sound’s low-oxygen Dead Zone. A $150 million investment in the Clean Water Fund will put us back on track toward meeting these critical goals ). And people around the state are speaking up -- for example, Jane Boston, who lives in Marlborough.



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