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Ballot question #2 wins!

Friday, September 21st, 2018

November 7, 2018 – Connecticut voters approved a Constitutional Amendment protecting Connecticut’s public lands yesterday. The Amendment requires the Connecticut General Assembly to hold a public hearing and gain a 2/3 majority vote before state-owned park, forest, wildlife management area, or farmland is sold, swapped, or given away. This means greater transparency for the public […]

Long Island Sound and other New England waters get added protection for vital herring fishery

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

September 26, 2018 – A memo from Executive Director Patrick Comins about a recent decision to protect the Northeast’s herring fishery I am thrilled to report some great and unexpected news. Yesterday the New England Fishery Management Council passed Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Having corresponded with Connecticut’s representatives on the […]

The Endangered Species Act must be saved

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

September 24, 2018 – The Endangered Species Act protects wildlife throughout the United States and its territories, and it has a direct affect on several species of bird in Connecticut. Those birds could suffer population declines if the act is weakened, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes. Here is the letter from Executive […]

Compromise in Hartford on Open Space Funding

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The Connecticut General Assembly concluded its 2015 session last week by agreeing to provide significant funds for open space preservation, narrowly averting a proposal that would have been disastrous to conservation efforts.

Governor Malloy’s Proposal to Empty the Community Investment Act Fund Would Devastate Conservation in Connecticut

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Connecticut Audubon Society has been expressing its opposition to Governor Malloy’s proposal to sweep funds from the Community Investment Act in op-eds pubished throughout the state. We urge you to contact your state Senator and Representative.

Editorials Support Connecticut Audubon Society’s Stance on Community Investment Act

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to balance the state budget by removing all the funds from the Community Investment Act is not going over well with the editorial boards of newspapers in Connecticut.

Governor Malloy’s Proposal Would Devastate Conservation in Connecticut

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Connecticut Audubon Society has been expressing its opposition to Governor Malloy’s proposal to sweep funds from the Community Investment Act in op-eds published throughout the state. We urge you to contact your state Senator and Representative and send this message: “Because of the reasons explained in Connecticut Audubon Society’s recently published op-ed, we urge you […]

Our Statement in Support of Robert Klee as Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Friday, January 30th, 2015

January 30, 2015 – We were in Hartford yesterday to testify before the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee in support of Governor Malloy’s nomination of Commissioner Robert Klee to a full four-year term as head of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The committee is chaired by Representative Claire Janowski and Senator Robert Duff. Here’s […]

We’re Working in Hartford to Improve the State’s Open Space Plan

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

We’ve been urging the state of Connecticut for the last several years to revise its open space program. This year we are supporting a bill, drafted by the Council on Environmental Quality, that incorporates many of our recommendations by requiring the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to tackle the issue in its Green Plan. […]

 

 

 

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