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Murphy to introduce bill aimed at protecting coastline

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One Connecticut senator is looking to protect the state’s coastal communities.

Senator Chris Murphy is working with Senator Kamala Harris from California to introduce a bill called the Living Shorelines Act.

The legislation would create a new $25 million grant program under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Shoreline Protection Projects.

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“Preserving the shorelines of Long Island Sound is critical to Connecticut’s economy. Coastal resiliency projects like building marshes or restoring wetlands protect our coast and help the environment,” stated Sen. Murphy.

He added that the legislation will help towns protect themselves against future storms and rising sea levels. He also said it will help improve water quality and restore wildlife habitats. 

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