NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- It runs the entire length of the Connecticut shoreline, so the health of Long Island Sound is a top priority for local lawmakers.
This was the topic of discussion in New Haven Thursday morning. It takes eternal vigilance to protect Long Island Sound.
With his time as a senator anything but eternal, Senator Joe Lieberman wants to make sure the torch that is Long Island Sound is received with equal passion by his successors.
"There are challenges ahead. Climate change will threaten the Sound, and some of the chemicals dripping in to the Sound will as well, so we've got work to do," said Lieberman.
The outgoing Senator hosted a roundtable discussion in New Haven Thursday and his passion was not lost by his contemporaries.
"I think, environmentally, there's precious little that's more important to Connecticut than Long Island Sound," said Governor Dannel Malloy, "and the reality is that Connecticut has done its job to make sure that Long Island Sound is as clean as we can make it."
A thinly veiled assertion that, though the Sound's namesake isn't part of Connecticut, the Empire State isn't doing its fair share.
"We need to put additional pressure on New York to match our efforts," said the Governor.
That said, the leaders present, mostly from the north side of the Sound, emphasized the urgency of individual responsibility.
"It happens every day on the Sound, discarding trash or sewerage, and really failing to follow the rule of stewardship, which is, everybody makes a difference," said Senator Richard Blumenthal.
At every level, even beyond Connecticut and New York.
"We do look at it as a two-state resource, really a three-state resource including Rhode Island as well," explained Daniel Esty, DEEP Commissioner, "and I think it has to be managed across boundaries."
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