FRWA has had to suspend its online petition that was to be delivered to UConn Office of Environmental Policy about the MDC Proposal to provide Drinking water to UConn and Mansfield. If you previously signed the FRWA petition, we cannot guarantee at this time that your comment (if any) will be forwarded.
You may learn more about this proposal and send your comments directly to UConn by visiting this link: http://www.envpolicy.uconn.
Written comments should be sent to:
Name: Jason M. Coite
Agency: University of Connecticut – Office of Environmental Policy
Address: 31 LeDoyt Road, U-3055
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Thank you all so much for responding so quickly to our action alert. If you have any questions, please call us at the office at (860) 658-4442 or visit our website at www.frwa.org.
Thanks,It looks like perhaps the State doesn't care about petitions and will only respond to emails. So, send an email to this address: email@example.com
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Here's the email I sent to Jason. Feel free to cut and paste into yours.
Subject: Water Diversion for UCONNThanks for your support.
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the proposed water diversion from the Farmington River Watershed to supply UCONN and Mansfield with water. This sort of diversion is troubling not only in itself but also because of the long-term precedent that it sets. One only has to look west in places like the Colorado River drainage to see how overuse of resources harms watersheds. We should not start such a trend in Connecticut.