“While the 17-acre portion of the Clark Creek Wildlife Area in Haddam will remain protected open space, we’ve come to better understand the need for better protections for the quarter-million acres of state open space. Guess it could have been worse. Much worse. So go down to this very pleasant spot on the river, and drink a toast to good fortune.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this update from the Sierra Club’s Marty Mador.
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State Rep. Philip Miller (D- Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex) voted in favor of H.B. No. 6672, an act concerning the conveyance of certain parcels of state land. The bill included the formal repeal of the open-ended Haddam Land Swap dead brokered in 2011. “Preventing this deal will ensure state-owned lands are not developed, keeping our air, water and land clean,” Miller said. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.
A day after Tuesday’s collapse of the controversial Haddam land swap, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection published on its website the appraisal documents that led to the deal’s unraveling. Click here to get to the DEEP website that contains links to the two appraisal reports, which state officials obtained late last year
Still stung by the proposed swap of a parcel of state-owned land along the Connecticut River, a group of residents are trying to force a vote on the issue. Opponents of the sale presented two sets of petitions to Town Clerk Ann Huffstetler in an effort to force a special town meeting where they could vote on the proposed land swap. The Middletown Press reports.
Stop the Swap, a citizen action group that has been spearheading the effort to stop the swapping of a state-owned parcel of land on the Connecticut River with that of a developer-owned parcel in Higganum, is looking for your help. The group has put together a petition asking Governor Malloy and the Department of Energy
This time, the issue is that the developers’ forest land has been appraised at an amount lower than that of the state’s piece, with the scenic river view, a mile or so away. So, what now? Closed-door talks are said to be underway between the developers and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
First-term state Rep. Philip Miller, D-Essex, a vocal but unsuccessful opponent of the controversial “Haddam land swap” bill approved this year by the General Assembly, was named vice-chairman of the legislative environment committee Wednesday.
The East Haddam Democratic Town Committee today launches its 2011 political campaign, and has chosen long-time resident and staunch Land Swap opponent Rob Smith to lead the field. Smith’s career includes more than 30 years with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection where he started as a Parks and Recreation supervisor and ended his career
Sierra Club Legislative Chair Marty Mador writes: The Haddam land swap has become a signature issue for the environmental community at the end of the 2011 state legislative session. Over our strong objections, the legislature passed Senate Bill 1196 June 8, with a heroic third of the members voting against. It requires DEP to swap
Legislators approve land swap; Middlefield selectmen vote to oppose land swap; Rich Carella supported the proposalJun 9th, 2011 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
At its regular meeting Monday night, the Board of Selectmen voted to support the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters in their opposition to the much-talked-about land swap in Haddam. Rich Carella, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter of support to the EastHaddam-Haddam Patch. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.
The proposed Haddam land swap — in which the state may trade open space on the Connecticut River to a developer in return for other property — has Johnson questioning assurances he was given that land he sold to would be preserved as open space.