Friday, April 20, 2012
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BLOCKING ACCESS TO NORTH CAROLINA BEACHES!
Big Green beach bullies strangling Cape Hatteras families Defenders of Wildlife and the National Audubon Society are choking off the lifeblood of communities that depend on North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. In 2008, the National Park Service — the federal agency responsible for the popular 70-mile-long world-class sport fishing and tourist destination — caved in to the two environmental groups’ lawsuit claiming human access to the area harms nesting birds. NPS officials signed a consent decree — locals were not given a choice — and began closing huge swaths of the recreation area’s beaches to motorized traffic for bird protection. Read More