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A new study indicates that wetland and stream protection regulations in Connecticut are having an effect in retarding — but not stopping — development close to coastal streams.

Stamford, April 24, 2008—The study, conducted by the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) and released today at the Long Island Sound Study’s spring Management Committee meeting in Stamford, looked at changes in the landscape within 100, 200, and 300 feet of all of the state’s coastal rivers, streams, and wetlands. The study was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound Office, which administers the Long Island Sound Study National Estuary Program, a partnership between the EPA and the states of Connecticut and New York to restore and protect the Sound.

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