It met with , especially in , which received some of Connecticut’s worst shoreline damage from Tropical Storm Irene last year, 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 two legislators who represent East Haven, 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 along the East Haven shoreline, added that the new bill opens up a "whole new ways to protect the shoreline."
(Editor's Note: This article was edited at 3 p.m. on Thursday to correct the quoted positions on the bill attributed to Albis and Fasano. East Haven Patch regrets the error.)