Public Hearing for Boyd's Coal Tar Bill

January 31, 2017

Rep. Boyd has introduced a bill prohibiting the use of coal tar sealants on state highways.

The bill, 5884, will help protect the environment and public health by limiting human and wildlife exposure to coal tar sealant.

“This has been an issue discussed greatly in the Town of Pomfret since the summer and after talking with residents of the Longmeadow Farm Estates and the First Selectman it became clear to me that the state needs to take the lead on banning coal tar on our roadways,” Rep. Boyd said. “We have the support of the Department of Public Health so I am hopeful that we can get this law passed this session so no other community in Connecticut will have to go through this.”

The public hearing on this bill will be held:
Friday, February 3rd
10 a.m.
Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Room 1D

Sign-ups start at 8:30 a.m. in the LOB Atrium.
I invite any residents that would like to speak out about this issue to attend the public hearing or email me at

To read more about this bill, click on the press release below.