CT HOUSE AND SENATE PASS RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STATE WATER PLAN, WITH PUBLIC TRUST LANGUAGE INTACT! On Tuesday, June 4th, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Joint Resolution 171, approving the draft of the state water plan. As the clocked ticked towards adjournment last night, the Senate also approved the plan. It is expected that Gov. Lamont will sign the legislation.
A long, hard-fought battle by citizen water advocates to insure that our water resources were recognized as a public trust resource bore fruit.
Legislators added an amendment to HB 7194 stating that in the event of any conflict between any provision of the state water plan and any provision of the general statutes, the provision of the general statutes shall control. According to environmental lawyers, this is a re-statement of fact.
THANK YOU to all the citizen advocates who wrote, called, emailed tirelessly over these last two years. And thanks to Governor Lamont for standing up to water utility and business lobby pressure!
SB 753 Advances Out of Environment Committee;
Save Our Water CT
Citizen advocates acting to protect and conserve Connecticut's public trust waters.