Shoreline residents wary of rising sea level legislation

Feb 26th, 2012 | By | Category: General

Tough decisions on how to best protect the state’s shoreline in light of considerable damage to homes from Tropical Storm Irene are not likely to be legislated until 2013 as Connecticut balances property rights with planning for rising sea levels.

State Rep. James Albis, D-East Haven, will chair the Climate Change and Shoreline Preservation Task Force, which holds its first meeting Monday at the Legislative Office Building at 3 p.m. In the meantime, there are immediate proposals that are drawing fire.

Some property owners and the city of New Haven are looking for flexibility on the construction of seawalls to protect homes and parks; others object to proposed revisions to coastal zone management statutes that they say amount to a taking of property.

For more on this story, visit: Shoreline residents wary of rising sea level legislation- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

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