Environmental council seeks input on legislative proposals

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Council on Environmental Quality is seeking ideas from the public on how to improve land conservation and regulate earthmoving activities, including mining.

The two issues will be priorities for the state agency, which is responsible for reporting on the condition of Connecticut’s air, land, water and wildlife. The council also recommends corrective legislation.

Susan Merrow, chairwoman of the council, says land conservation and earthmoving regulations are two areas where the state has deficiencies. She says Connecticut won’t meet its goals for conserving land unless the state adopts “new and innovative conservation tactics.”

She also says state regulations concerning mining, mostly for sand, gravel and rock, are flawed.

The public has until Jan. 19 to comment on the council’s draft list of legislative recommendations on its website.


Online: http://www.ct.gov/ceq
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