CT Bill Would Fund Dredging for Clean Marinas
March 9, 2012
New Haven Register: Advocates of “clean marinas” testified before the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee Tuesday, urging support for a bill that would allow marinas that follow anti-pollution protocols to apply for grants that could pay 40 percent of dredging costs.
“Long Island Sound provides more than $9 billion to the regional economy every year,” Leah Schmalz, director of legislative and legal affairs for Save the Sound, said in a statement.
“Healthy water quality is key to human health, tourism and fishing industries,” but “the Sound remains plagued by non-point source pollution,” she said.