Whether your view is from the deck of a sailboat or the bridge of a garbage barge, Long Island Sound is in trouble. Stretching for 110 miles, locked between highly developed shorelines with some of the most intense land use in the world, and draining a 16,000 mile watershed that stretches to Canada, the Sound is "downhill" from eight million people. As a result, it receives enormous amounts of wastes and debris from our city streets, suburban lawns, farms, fields, factories, and sewage treatment plants. It is an unfortunate truism that everything we do upon the land the way we live, the way we farm, the way we work, travel, and amuse ourselves - is likely to have an impact on the water bodies that surround us. The Sound is no exception. Yet, in spite of the serious problems facing Long Island Sound, it survives. While in many respects its health is precarious, there is reason to hope that a corner has been turned toward recovery. In large part, this is true because so many organizations and individuals have taken to heart protection of the Sound. Witness the many ears zipping along the roadways of coastal Connecticut with license plates bearing the legend, "Preserve the Sound." For a number of years, the Sound's problems have been receiving serious attention from both federal and state officials, as evidenced by the establishment of the Long Island Sound Study Management Conference, a joint federal/state cooperative effort to identify and remedy the ills that have befallen the estuary. This effort pulls within its ambit not only state and federal officials, but also municipal leaders, industry representatives, scientists, academicians, and citizens from around the watershed with a shared goal of restoring and protecting this extraordinary natural and economic resource. Pace University School of Law has participated in these undertakings, establishing a Long Island Sound Project, and hosting a colloquium which brought together a small group of officials and activists from Long Island Sound and Chesapeake Bay to explore common problems and their potential solutions. This bibliography is an additional contribution toward restoring and preserving Long Island Sound.
Recommended CitationAnn Powers and Eric S. Andreas, Long Island Sound: A Bibliography of Legal and Related Materials Bibliography, 14 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 447 (1996)
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