Posts Tagged ‘ Soundkeeper ’

Soundkeeper sues state in Stamford boatyard battle

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

In another twist to the seemingly never-ending saga regarding land that until recently housed Stamford’s only working boatyard, a local environmental nonprofit filed suit this week against the state Department of Economic and Community Development over its dealings with the property’s developer. For more on this story, visit: Soundkeeper sues state in Stamford boatyard battle –

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Recycler hit with Clean Water Act lawsuit

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Norwich, Conn.-based Shetucket Iron & Metal Co. Inc. is being sued in U.S. District Court in Connecticut by three environmental groups who content that stormwater runoff from 20-foot high piles of scrap at Shetucket’s facility is contaminating local waterways.



State Rep. Terry Backer fined in sewage-ethics case

Nov 10th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD — The free pump-out program to keep boat sewage out of Long Island Sound is costing state Rep. Terry Backer $500. Backer has agreed to pay a $500 civil fine to the Office of State Ethics over a violation of state law in connection with his job as executive director of the Norwalk-based Soundkeeper

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August saw extreme low oxygen in Western Long Island Sound

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Water quality testing conducted by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection showed that dissolved oxygen concentrations in 18 square miles of the Sound, between New Rochelle and Larchmont in Westchester and Sands Point and Glen Cove in Nassau, were between 3.5 and 4.79 milligrams per liter.



Soundkeeper, CFE, CLF File Suit in New Haven Federal Court

Jun 11th, 2012 | By

June 9, 2012 By Soundkeeper SOUNDKEEPER in coalition with CFE and CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION FILE CLEAN WATER ACT CITIZEN SUITS AGAINST EIGHT CONNECTICUT COMPANIES NEW HAVEN, CT — Today, Soundkeeper, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Conservation Law Foundation announced that they filed complaints against eight Connecticut companies who allegedly violated the Clean Water

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Backer, the Soundkeeper, wins prestigious environmental award – The Hour Publishing Company: Norwalk: terry backer, soundkeeper, river hero, environmental award

May 15th, 2012 | By

Reflecting his passion to protect and preserve waterways around the globe, Terry Backer recently received the “River Hero” award from the River Network. Backer, director of Norwalk-based Soundkeeper, accepted the award during a ceremony at River Rally 2012 held in Portland, Oregon. For more on this story, visit: Backer, the Soundkeeper, wins prestigious environmental award

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Soundkeeper Seeks Grant To Save Millions of Fish

Sep 29th, 2011 | By

Millions of fish, crab and lobster are killed each year in Long Island Sound by aging cooling and netting systems at seven power plants along Connecticut and New York’s coasts. But Soundkeeper Terry Backer is fighting to force those plant operators to comply with federal regulations in an effort to save that sea life, The Daily Weston reports.



Soundkeeper Fights Polluters in the Sound | The Daily Stamford

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

NORWALK, Conn — During his 25-year battle to clean up the sewage ravaged waters of Long Island Sound — and fight its polluters — Connecticut Soundkeeper Terry Backer’s beard has literally turned white, as has the hair tucked under his seaman’s cap. Whether Backer is in in his small Edgewater Place office near Norwalk Harbor,

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Boat safety, protecting harbor a priority in Norwalk

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

Boating safety and protecting the Norwalk Harbor were among the topics addressed at the 16th Annual State of the Harbor Meeting recently.