ADVOCACY: The Public Issues Team and support for
Land Use 2015:
Focus on reconfiguration of 14 planning regions as 8 COGs and
how this new approach is working, using W.C.C.O.G. (l) as an
Planning and Development Committee
observation as first
and most major one for Weston League!
others related to land use:
LWVCT in coalition: Now it is time to write as
constituents in favor of PRRI Draft revisions to
Regulation: Summary of Provisions: Public Hearings
ongoing now (September 2010): [not included anywhere on this page are those
comments that criticize water companies, both public and
private]. Will the PRRI Committee take action
before Election Day, Nov. 2, 2010? Not likely!
What will this change in regulations do
(developed over 4 years of research and revisions)?
Please read Drinking Water Specialist comments below...
LWVCT, working in coalition
with Rivers Alliance, the Connecticut Fund for the
Environment and other statewide environmental
organizations, urges you to contact the Regulations Review
Committee in support the Department of Environmental
Protectionís proposed Streamflow Regulations. If you are a
constituent of one of the Committee members, your contact
will be particularly helpful. More information from our
coalition partners is below. We hope that you will add
your voice in support of comprehensive regulations which
will provide for the protection of Connecticutís water
resources amid the many competing uses such as drinking
water, public safety, land use development, irrigation and
Drinking Water Specialist
Coalition Action Alert
This November 2010, the Regulation Review Committee of the
legislature will meet to consider DEP's proposed regulations
that protect our rivers and streams and their ecosystems.
Please help by taking a moment to write to these
legislators, listed below, and let them know that streamflow
regulation is a critical step in ensuring clean, abundant
drinking water for Connecticut's future.
What these regulations would do:
*Ensure that people's water needs come first,
especially during droughts.
*Exempt the use of water for emergencies and
management of water for flood control.
*Improve the transparency and predictability of
the regulatory system.
*Take a moderate approach: most water supply
systems will only need to meet simple requirements to ensure
streams do not dry up from overuse.
*Focus on areas with existing problems and on
the very largest systems that have the greatest impacts on
*Provide flexibility and more than ample time
for implementation, allowing 10-15 years for communities and
water companies to implement compliance strategies.
*Honor existing permits and DEP-approved
*Include ongoing and broad public participation
so that public and local governments will have a meaningful
role in determining the future of our water resources.
* Recognize that all rivers are not the same
and should have different management objectives based on
science, local conditions, and previous impacts.
For additional information including the proposed
regulations, click on: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=434018&depNav_GID=1654
received it on the Internet...
Subj: An Invitation from CFE!
Date: 8/31/2001 3:51:42 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
firstname.lastname@example.org (Save The Land)
Hope you had a great summer and are back,
rested and ready to hear the latest about efforts to protect
Connecticut's environment. Until then, this is just a brief
note to remind you that CFE's Annual Meeting is coming up
soon and you're invited . . .
The Board and Staff of the
Connecticut Fund for the Environment
invite members and friends to our
Saturday, September 8, 2001
at Weir Farm National Historic Park
Parking at Branchville School - vans will
begin a continuous shuttle to the site.
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Annual Review - Election of Officers
Presentation of Awards - The Nature
Conservancy, the Shepaug River Association and the 15 towns
that participated in the Coalition for the Permanent
Protection of Kelda Lands.
Featured Speaker: Professor Robin Winks,
professor of history at Yale and foremost authority on US
Professor Winks has visited all 385 units
in the National Park system and will speak on "America's
National Parks: Preservation and Degradation"
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
- Guided Tours of American Impressionist J.
Alden Weir's studio
- Nature Walk
RSVP 203.787.0646, ext. 22 or
mailto:email@example.com by August 30, 2001.
Special thanks to the Weir Farm Trust and the
National Park Service for their help!
This event is free and open to the public.
This (below) is
the sample letter to leadership on the subject of Kelda
lands...that did the trick!
Moira K. Lyons
Speaker of the House
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06105
Members of the
League of Women Voters of Connecticut, in conjunction with the
Coalition for the Permanent Protection of the Kelda Lands, have
strongly supported the Governorís initiative to protect the 18,700
acres owned by the Kelda Group.
General Assembly will soon be voting on the 2001-03 budget and
finance package. The proposed capital budget, as adopted by
the Finance Committee, includes the necessary funds to permanently
protect all of the Kelda lands.
needed before the end of the session to approve the funding
necessary to acquire the Kelda lands. We urge you to act
before it is too late and this critically important open space
becomes lost to development. Thank you.
Jara N. Burnett
Vice President, Public Issues