Long Island Sound

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President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal seeks to help reach the administration's ambitious clean energy goals for the U.S. over the next decade.

Part of that means funding upgrades to the country's electric transmission system — the poles and wires that everyone relies on to access power nearby or from hundreds of miles away. As New England experts explain, these upgrades are essential to reach clean energy goals in the region.

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The Bridgeport City Council in Connecticut has authorized a $395 million state-required upgrade to its worn out wastewater system.

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The environmental organization Save the Sound has filed a lawsuit against the regional sewer authority for the city of New Haven, Connecticut, and the nearby community after a burst pipe last July released 2.1 million gallons of sewage into the Mill River.

In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, people on a tour of Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island, watch seals relaxing on the rocky shore.
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Environmentalists and lawmakers in Connecticut and New York have declared a major victory in a years-long fight to preserve Plum Island from development.

Menhaden fish
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Reports of an unusual amount of dead Menhaden fish in Long Island Sound have prompted an investigation by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.