DANBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Mayors and first selectmen around Connecticut are balking at the state’s environmental cleanup plan.

The measure calls for towns and cities to foot the bill, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

In Danbury, Mayor Mark Boughton said between hiring and buying new equipment, the state plan could cost the city $3.5 million.

He added that parts of the proposal go well beyond what’s required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

“It’s just a situation where we have another state agency that’s just a runaway train,” Boughton told Schneidau. “It’s run amok. And we have to bring some sanity here to balance the needs of the environment, but also understand that the taxpayers don’t have an unlimited budget.”

The thrust of the state’s plan is to curb pollution in storm water runoff, which now carries contaminates into rivers and streams.

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