Act Now- SB 832
For the third year in a row, the N.C. General Assembly is considering a bill that would punch a hole in North Carolina’s long-standing ban on hardened structures that keeps our beaches public and natural. These structures can have major impacts on surf spots and healthy beaches. We need your help today if North Carolina’s beaches are to be protected for tomorrow.
The bill, SB 832, which already passed the N.C. Senate, is set to be heard by the House Environment Committee. Please contact your House representative and ask them to oppose this grave threat to our beaches.
The natural beauty and economic value of North Carolina’s public beaches and inlets exists today in large measure because our state leaders long ago adopted a conservative management policy that bans the use of hardened structures-seawalls, jetties and groins of any kind-from our coast. We agree there needs to be a plan for property threatened by coastal erosion –but tell the legislators that S832 is not it.