Connecticut and New York lawmakers joined forces again on Thursday to try to prevent the sale of Plum Island, a spit of land in the Long Island Sound that’s owned by the federal government.
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, together with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are introducing the Plum Island Conservation Act to stop the sale of the island to potential developers.
The fight to block the federal government from selling Plum Island to the highest bidder recently received a boost from four U.S. Senators who are pushing to protect the island as an environmental, recreational, and research resource.
Environmental activists are fighting to block the sale of a small yet important island off the coast of Eastern Long Island. WFUV’s Alexandra Parker has more on Plum Island…
More than 40 kayakers and one standup paddleboarder hit the water Saturday, August 18, for a feat of endurance and activism in support of the campaign to preserve Plum Island. The first Paddle for Plum Island kayaking event brought together the Long Island Paddlers kayaking group and Plum Island conservation enthusiasts to raise awareness and funds to support Save the Sound’s work to preserve Plum Island from commercial sale and development.
The federal government announced Friday that it plans to complete further environmental review ahead of its planned sale of Plum Island, a federally owned island that is home to an animal disease research laboratory that is being relocated to Kansas.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill Friday in the latest attempt to save Plum Island from being sold…