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Protect NC's Natural Beaches from Hardened Structures
  • Petitioned The Governor of N.C.

This petition was delivered to:

The Governor of N.C.
The N.C. State House
The N.C. State Senate

Protect NC's Natural Beaches from Hardened Structures

    1. Sponsored by

      NORTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION NETWORK

If passed, Senate Bill 151 would allow countless hardened structures (known as jetties or groins) on North Carolina's natural beaches. While hardened structures may retain sand near the homes and property in their vicinity, the structures also have been found to increase erosion in areas further down the beach. Once one of these structures is built, more are sure to follow as community after community seeks to push the problem down to the next beach.

In 2011, the N.C. General Assembly lifted the ban on these structures but with the provision that only four could be built. The 2011 law also had a number of important protections for taxpayers so that regular people in North Carolina wouldn’t be forced to protect a millionaire’s beach home. S151 removes or weakens important environment safeguards on these structures and removes protections for North Carolina’s taxpayers.

Tell your legislators you want them to protect NC taxpayers and our natural beaches by opposing this irresponsible bill.

To:
The Governor of N.C.
The N.C. State House
The N.C. State Senate
Please oppose Senate Bill 151. S151 removes common sense taxpayer protections regarding the building of terminal groins on North Carolina beaches. Terminal groins can cost millions to build and millions more to maintain during their decades-long lives. S151 removes most of the protections included in the law passed in 2011, putting taxpayers on the hook for those costs.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 3 months ago

      “How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

      ― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

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    • Amy Rowland SPRING LAKE, NC
      • 7 months ago

      For the future of our beaches.

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    • Josh Barbee WOODLEAF, NC
      • 8 months ago

      I hate seeing the destruction of anything beautiful when it's completely unnecessary. The taxes are unnecessary as well.

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      OK !!!!

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