Sea level takes on new importance in Connecticut

May 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

State regulators for the first time will have the authority to consider sea level rise as one of the factors in applications for money under the state’s Clean Water Fund as a result of legislation that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed into law, officials said.

“I think people realize that these are factors that we should be taking into account,” said state Rep. James Albis, D-East Haven, chairman of the state’s Shorefront Preservation Task Force. The bill was one of four that emerged from the task force’s work, he said.

Public Act 13-15, “An Act Concerning Sea Level Rise and the Funding of Projects by the Clean Water Fund,” allows the commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection “to include the feasability of implementing measures that can mitigate sea level rise” in the scope of work that the Clean Water Fund considers, Albis said.

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