News Release | Environment Connecticut

Echo the Whale swims into New Haven to protect our coasts

As threats mount against our oceans and coasts, New Haven was visited by Echo the Whale, a 15-foot blow up sperm whale. Like many other endangered marine species, whales rely on us to protect them from oil and gas exploration, drilling and other threats. This reminder couldn’t be more timely as Congress considers a bill that would dramatically expand offshore drilling, and as the Trump administration begins the process to lift the protections that prevent drilling off the Atlantic Coast. Environment Connecticut, joined by State Senator Gary Winfield, Deputy Majority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate, reminded Connecticut residents of the value of our coastline and the need to stand up for our shores and marine life.