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Both Sides Claim Win on Shoreline Management Bill

Legislators hail bill for mentioning 'sea level rise' and 'private property rights.'

 

It met with , but the new shoreline management bill that passed the Legislature in Hartford this week has both sides singing its praises.

According to an article by the CTMirror.org, which quotes state , D-East Haven, and state , R-North Haven, the version that passed mentions both "sea level rise" and "."

Albis — who chairs the — said the the bill is an "important first step" in improving the state's shoreline planning because the law specifically mentions "sea level rise" as a factor to be considered in coastal management policy.

Fasano, who owns property on shoreline, added that the new bill opens up a "whole new ways to protect the shoreline."

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