Conn. Shoreline task force holds first meeting

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Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:59 AM
Conn. Shoreline task force holds first meeting

The newly formed Climate Change and Shoreline Preservation task force is planning how it can best investigate the ways Connecticut can adapt to rising sea levels and guard against future storms.

The task force met for the first time Monday afternoon to discuss objectives to guide their work.

At the meeting some members said they would like to explore legislation that can be adjusted based on an area's need and other conditions. Some said they would like to involve shoreline residents in future discussions.

Members of the task force include state lawmakers from shoreline communities, conservation experts and others. The task force is chaired by East Haven Democrat, Rep. James Albis.

The task force was created earlier this month in response to tropical storm Irene's effects on the coastline.