Conn. panel to hold hearing on rising sea levels
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A legislative task force studying the effects of rising sea levels on Connecticut's shoreline is holding a public meeting to hear from residents about their concerns.
The bipartisan group is scheduled to meet with the public on Monday evening at the Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield.
Rep. James Albis, a Democrat from East Haven, is the chairman of the task force. He said lawmakers want to hear from local residents about how rising sea levels and extreme storm events are affecting their properties and their communities' shoreline and beaches. The task force is expected to make recommendations for possible legislation in next year's General Assembly session.
Another public hearing is also planned for Aug. 6 at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus in Groton.