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Trout Unlimited, Advocacy Groups Weigh In on MDC Water Diversion Proposal

The deadline for public comment on the MDC proposal is Jan. 31.

As the public comment period for a controversial water diversion proposal draws near, local environmental advocacy groups are weighing in on the conversation.

In effort to supplement a taxed local water supply, the University of Connecticut and the Town of Mansfield are considering three options to bring more water to their communities. One option, as proposed by the Metropolitan District Commission, would divert approximately 2 million gallons of water from the Farmington River basin.

Read more about the proposal here.

Following a public hearing on Tuesday, attended by approximately 100 people, the Farmington Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited has posted several public comment letters, sent to UConn, on the organization's website.

Read the letters here.

Paul Chotkowski January 26, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I find it more than a little amusing that the big, expensive, controlling, intrusive government that so many Progressives / Socialists / Democrats in the Farmington Valley support so unquestioningly has decided to focus its attention on something you value and take it for the common good! Spawning trout & salmon, fishing, tubing, hydro power, peak water availability in communities currently served by the MDC are all to be sacrificed on the altar of the greater common good, the ever expanding bastion of liberal indoctrination, profligate spending, inefficiency and patronage know as UCONN! And if you gap tooth, knuckle dragging, cousin kissing, church going, PBR swill'en haters [oops mixed you up with the Tea Party that’s understandable given you object to your government’s dictates but fear not the media will soon come up with your own flattering descriptors] do not agree, you are greedy! You do not want to share! You are “radical water hoarders”, a “hate group”, engage in violent resistance to a “Socially Just Water Order” after all at some point don't you have enough water, or maybe worst you will mobilize politically and become the next Tea Party? Where is the Southern Poverty Law Center when you need them? Pastor Niemöller and George Santayana were both right!
POODETWA February 02, 2013 at 09:10 PM
paul has the right to exercise his freedom of speech.
Liz Lukas February 02, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Let's be clear. Freedom of speech is a right that applies only in the context of a forum owned or controlled by the govt. Stop talking about freedom of speech for an online posting that is not a govt owned site.- you get to say only what the owners of this private website allow. But who questioned the right to post in the first place? No one. There was only a follow on comment pointing out Mr. Chotkowski's style, content and referring to how those reflect a significant broader problem. If you're attempting to add substance to a conversation Mr./Mrs. POODETWA, then think about what you want to say and write something with content.

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