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We want to thank all of you who helped fight this land swap on a state and local level.
After three years of bad bills and hundreds of press articles, including coverage in the Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal, you finally get to keep your land, for the moment! Until the legislation permitting the swap is repealed, it could come back to haunt us. We are currently working on this.
However, countless phone calls, hundreds of letters, thousands of signatures and 13,000 hits on our website all add up to perseverance and a desire for transparency and truth.
You did it.
Thank you from all of us at CPPL,
Andy Buzzi performs for the crowd.
People came by foot, car, boat and this old Ford!
Sharon, our very own swap cartoonist!
Rep. Phil Miller, always watching out for us.
Melissa Schlag announces her run for Eileen Daily's senate seat in the 33rd district.
Thank you, Marty Mador, Legislative Chair, Sierra Club, CT!
Couldn't have done it without you Rob.
Petitions, Petitions, Petitions...
BREAKING NEWS: Proposed 2013 Conveyance Bill to Permanently Repeal Haddam Land Swap (HB6672)
THE FINAL CHAPTER
Let us close the book. Forever.
The State legislative Government Administration & Elections Committee (GAE) has included a section within this year’s conveyance bill to permanently repeal the controversial Haddam Land Swap amendment that was passed during the 2011 legislative session.
While the deal between the DEEP and the private developer fell through due to the significant difference between the appraisals of the properties to be exchanged, the original bill did not provide for permanent closure of the process. The new legislation provides for that final closure.
If approved in its entirety by the GAE committee, the conveyance bill will then be scheduled to go to the House and Senate for a final vote before the session ends on June 5.
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in Hartford.
In light of the recent developments with the Haddam Land Swap proposed repeal legislation, if you would like to submit a letter to the GAE committee IN FAVOR of Sec 10 of HB6672 you may send an email to the following address: Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org by MONDAY 10 a.m.
Please insert the following into the subject line of your email: HB6672-IN FAVOR
Section 10 of HB6672 reads: Section 8 of special act 11-16 is repealed. (Effective from passage).
The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Legislative Office Building (LOB), room 2B, in Hartford.
If you wish to testify in person before the GAE, please note that in your emailed testimony to Cynthia Dunne.
Please pass this on.
Thank you for your support,
Citizens for Protection of Public Lands