Connecticut’s new coastal management law takes effect Monday

Oct 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

Connecticut’s new coastal-management law — aiming to protect the shore from flooding and severe weather, events which are expected to increase over time — takes effect today.

Flooding from a storm in August, 2012, left commuters stranded in parking lots and other places along the shoreline including this Ikea parking lot at Long Wharf in New Haven.

Flooding from a storm in August, 2012, left commuters stranded in parking lots and other places along the shoreline including this Ikea parking lot at Long Wharf in New Haven.

While the law changes some of the ways things are built, it was crafted to respect the rights of property owners, said state Sen. Edward Meyer, D-Guilford, Senate chairman of the Environment Committee.

For more on this story, visit: Connecticut’s new coastal management law takes effect Monday- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

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