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Shore Protection Plan Calls For 'Strategic Retreat' of Private Property

State Sen. Len Fasano criticized the proposal as an attempt to keep people from living near the beach.

Legislators representing are in the middle of a controversy over possible changes in the state’s coastline management rules to plan for rising sea level and .

An article in the New Haven Register said state Rep. , D-East Haven, will chair the , which will hold its first meeting Monday afternoon in Hartford.

State Sen. , R-North Haven, who represents East Haven, has objected to a provision in a proposed bill that calls for a "strategic retreat" of private property ownership along the Connecticut shoreline in the coming decades.

Fasano helped to organize a in East Haven .

Fasano called it an "overreaching" attempt by the state to keep people from living along the beach.

Townie February 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Don't forget what happened to the Marina district in San Francisco after the big earthquake...
Don Charles February 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Sounds like what they did to New London.
Bob Fawkes February 27, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Mother Nature will take back what was hers irregardless of any bureaucratic prattling.
Norman Brody February 28, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I oppose any public money being spent to maintain these "private beach" properties unless & until the public is provided access. I have been admonished by a beach front property owner for walking on "her property". My understanding is that all of the shoreline is public below the mean high tide line. The problem is getting to it when the homes are close together & there is no right of way available to gain access to beach.
CitizenVoice February 28, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I agree. My brain tells me this Task Force would be of good use if it encouraged people to move farther away from the shoreline. However, my heart tells me that like South Carolina, Florida and other coastal regions, the government will be stuck paying for rebuilding over and over again because people just don't get it.
patriot76 February 29, 2012 at 02:10 AM
i grew up in momauguin b.c. (before condos), and at a time when they were open to all. i have always believed that there should be no development on any beaches and they should be public and open to all. i don't believe the state should just take the land, but think halting any more development would save the beaches

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