Governor Malloy: Gov. Malloy Writes President Obama Requesting Changes to Draft Revisions to Tribal Recognition Rules

 
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 February 26, 2014
 
 
GOV. MALLOY WRITES PRESIDENT OBAMA REQUESTING CHANGES TO DRAFT REVISIONS TO TRIBAL RECOGNITION RULES
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday delivered a letter to President Barack H. Obama expressing opposition to certain revisions to tribal recognition rules being considered by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
 
In his letter, Governor Malloy highlighted the provisions that would uniquely and unfairly affect the State of Connecticut and proposed revisions that would fix the problem.  Governor Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and other parties have all expressed disapproval of particular changes under consideration and all have communicated those objections in conversations with federal officials.
 
“For Connecticut, the consequences would be devastating. The petitioning groups have filed or threatened land claims to vast areas of fully developed land in Connecticut. Such claims can cloud the title to real property in the claimed area, causing significant economic hardship to Connecticut residents,” Governor Malloy wrote.
 
 
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For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014
Contact: Samaia Hernandez
860-524-7314 (office)
860-770-8298 (cell)