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  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top federal and state environmental officials from New York yesterday announced 31 grants totaling $2.04 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound, EPA said in their latest release.  Fifteen projects, totaling $1.05 million, directly benefit New York, according to EPA. EPA Regional Administrator, Pete Lopez, […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, has announced that the Senate passed the 5-year reauthorization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Long Island Sound Program. The program, which Rep. Zeldin secured at $65 million per year, will now head to the President’s desk to become law following Senate passage of […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Attorney General William Tong and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) on Monday welcomed a decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in dredging case vital to CT maritime economy. In the press release, the attorney general applauded the court decision in Rosado v. Pruitt upholding the lawful selection of […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Joe Courtney was joined yesterday by a broad range of stakeholders from Connecticut’s maritime economy for a press conference to respond to New York State’s legal challenge of the final EPA dredging rule for the eastern Long Island Sound (LIS). During the press conference at New London’s Union Station, Courtney shared that he was […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    After almost 40 years of discussion and planning, Bridgeport Harbor Marina, just off Long Island Sound in Connecticut, is now open, Marina Dock Age reports.  The marina – part of the Steelpointe Harbor development – is located on an old industrial/commercial site in Bridgeport. The site required dredging both to reduce the pollutants along the […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Permit applicant Mark Lender is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with placing stones to reconstruct a groin in Long Island Sound, Clinton, Conn. The proposed work involves the placement of 80 cubic yards of stone into a 360-square-foot […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USACE is preparing a Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound and will hold public hearings August 24 – 27 in Connecticut and New York to provide an overview of the reports and receive public comments. The DMMP was requested by the Governors of […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have announced their bipartisan legislation to continue to support the restoration of Long Island Sound passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, bringing it one step closer to full Senate passage. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor and the […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Connecticut congressional delegation yesterday applauded fourteen grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund supporting preservation and restoration of the Long Island Sound in communities across the state. NFWF’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund supports projects in local communities that aim to protect and restore the Long Island Sound. It […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Long Island Sound Caucus, recently called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to phase out Eastern Long Island Sound open water dredged waste dump sites. Zeldin sent a letter to the Administrator of the EPA opposing their proposed rule, “Ocean Disposal; Designation of a Dredged […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, joined by local elected officials and environmental advocates, hosted a press conference yesterday, calling for full support of the Long Island Sound Program and National Estuary Program to ensure both are fully supported and funded in the upcoming appropriations process. “One of our natural treasures, the Long Island Sound, is […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release today, August 17th 2015, for public review and comment the Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound. The DMMP and PEIS will be available for review on the Corps website. Also, the Corps is extending the public […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin has been appointed co-chair of the Congressional Long Island Sound Caucus in the House of Representatives, which he served on during the 114th Congress. The First Congressional District of New York contains over 55 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, and in the 114th Congress Congressman Zeldin was the lead Republican sponsor […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Lee Zeldin today introduced legislation to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2020. The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act combines two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Representatives Lee Zeldin, Tom Suozzi and Rosa DeLauro have announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which is set to pass Congress, includes $8 million in federal funding for the Long Island Sound program. The federal investment is over $4 million more than […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Southold Town has joined the New York State’s lawsuit to block the dumping of dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound. Last month, New York State sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a plan to allow dumping up to 53 million cubic yards of dredge material in eastern LI Sound. “In the mid-1970s, famous […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy urged Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies yesterday to fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound program for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senators are requesting $10 million in federal funding for FY17 to facilitate habitat restoration projects, […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced that the New York State will take legal action against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent the designation of new permanent sites off the coast of eastern Long Island. In a letter signed by more than 30 federal, state and local elected officials, the Governor provided […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy,Congressman Joe Courtney and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed dredged material disposal site designation rule for eastern Long Island Sound.   In the proposed rule, the EPA recommended an environmentally suitable location to dispose of a portion of dredged material […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel are calling for an extension of the public comment period for the recently released U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Draft Dredge Material Management Plan (DMMP) and the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS). The extension of the comment period will allow stakeholders the time necessary to fully review the extensive report […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced the bipartisan Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act has unanimously passed out of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote. Senator Gillibrand’s legislation will combine two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Reps. Steve Israel (D–NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to protect Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship and Restoration Act will advance the protection and restoration of this key estuary. They were joined by local environmental groups, including the New York and Connecticut […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a Final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound.  The DMMP was requested by the Governors of Connecticut and New York, in their letter of February 8, 2005 to the Chief of Engineers. The need for a DMMP […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofit and community groups and businesses, yesterday released a new updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound over the next two decades. The Long Island Sound and its watershed is a […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    New York State has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed plan to designate one or more dredged material disposal sites in the Eastern Long Island Sound. Following an examination of the plan by the state’s Department of State, New York has found that the EPA’s plan is inconsistent with New York State coastal […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    EPA is extending the public comment period on the proposal to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) would be located offshore from New London, Connecticut, and would be available for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation […]