Land Swap: DEP Chief Talks Of ‘Dodging’ Land Swap Issue

Jun 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Land

“I cannot dodge this much longer,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new appointee as environmental commissioner, Daniel C. Esty, wrote in an uneasy-sounding e-mail to a subordinate on April 1.

The Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam as seen from the Connecticut River.

The Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam as seen from the Connecticut River.

Esty was referring to a news article that the subordinate had sent him about environmental groups’ growing opposition to a controversial legislative bill calling for a land swap in Haddam, which would allow private developers to acquire 17 acres of state-owned conservation land overlooking the Connecticut River.

Jon Lender of The Hartford Courant reports that Esty’s e-mail is of interest because environmental critics have suggested that the DEP and Malloy kept silent on the issue for political reasons — a charge that the Malloy administration denies.

Read more here: Land Swap: DEP Chief Talks Of ‘Dodging’ Land Swap Issue – Courant.com.

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