Orrin Pilkey speaks against the use of dredge sand on unihabited Shackleford Banks, NC

Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey was quoted in the article N.C. coastal dredging plan irks beach communities, environmentalists:

“I oppose it because I’m so strongly in favor of the Park Service’s ‘let nature rip’ policy,” he said. “And what I fear, and what others like myself fear, is that the Park Service is starting to waffle a little bit on this. I understand why. They’re always under pressure to do something” about erosion.

Inlets expand and contract over time, Pilkey said, and Beaufort Inlet is expanding right now. “Shackleford Banks is doing what nature intended it to do,” he said.

Read the full article in The Washington Post by Martha Waggoner published January 18, 2014.

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